Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development

WMO Says Arctic Is Among Fastest Warming Regions on the Planet (interview)

December 17, 2021

Al Jazeera– IGSD President Durwood Zaelke comments on NOAA’s annual Arctic Report Card. He answers the questions, “Why is the Arctic so important to our climate? Why is the climate changing there faster than anywhere else on Earth?”And can the Arctic be saved or is it too late?

“The first thing we need to do is slam on the breaks for global warming. This means cutting methane. This is a super pollutant and the single biggest and fastest way to slow global warming in the world. If you cut the other super pollutants, which includes HFC refrigerants, black carbon, and tropospheric ozone, that package can cut the rate of Arctic warming by 2/3rds.”

– Durwood Zaelke, IGSD President