Arctic Ocean may be polluted soup by 2070

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Ice Arctic melt Transpolar Drift

La fonte des glaces arctiques pourrait, en modifiant le régime des vents, stopper la Dérive transpolaire et retenir plus longtemps les polluants dans la région. © AFP PHOTO/STEEN ULRIK JOHANNESSEN

WITHIN 60 years the Arctic Ocean could be a stagnant, polluted soup. Without drastic cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions, the Transpolar Drift, one of the Arctic’s most powerful currents and a key disperser of pollutants, is likely to disappear because of global warming.

New Scientist

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