Arctic Report Card 2017: Public release on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 9 am CDT, at 2017 Fall AGU
AGU Fall Meeting Press Event Announcement
2017 Arctic Report Card
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Central Standard Time
Press Conference Room (Room 346-347)
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
The Arctic is warming faster than anywhere else on Earth, affecting people in the region, fish and wildlife they depend on for food, and their environment. This unprecedented change has ramifications far beyond the region for the global economy, weather, climate, sea level, trade and security.
The 2017 Arctic Report Card brings together the work of more than 80 scientists from 12 nations to provide the latest information on Arctic environmental change, including air and sea surface temperature, sea ice, snow cover, the Greenland ice sheet, vegetation and the abundance of plankton at the base of the marine food chain. The peer-reviewed report led by the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will also include special reports on Eastern Bering Sea fisheries, one of the most valuable fisheries in the world, Arctic wildfire and the state of permafrost that supports Arctic communities.
The 2017 Arctic Report Card will become available to the public, via the web, immediately following the press conference.