The polar regions in a 2°C warmer world

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Science Advances  04 Dec 2019:
Vol. 5, no. 12, eaaw9883
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw9883

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vol. 5 no. 12

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  • Received for publication February 12, 2019
  • Accepted for publication September 26, 2019
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  1. Eric Post1,*,
  2. Richard B. Alley2,
  3. Torben R. Christensen3,
  4. Marc Macias-Fauria4,
  5. Bruce C. Forbes5,
  6. Michael N. Gooseff6,
  7. Amy Iler7,
  8. Jeffrey T. Kerby1,8,
  9. Kristin L. Laidre9,
  10. Michael E. Mann10,
  11. Johan Olofsson11,
  12. Julienne C. Stroeve12,13,
  13. Fran Ulmer14,15,16,
  14. Ross A. Virginia17 and
  15. Muyin Wang18,19
  1. 1Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA.
  2. 2Department of Geosciences, and Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA.
  3. 3Department of Bioscience, Arctic Research Centre, Aarhus University, Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark.
  4. 4School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3QY, UK.
  5. 5Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Box 122, FI-96101 Rovaniemi, Finland.
  6. 6Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80303, USA.
  7. 7Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022, USA.
  8. 8Neukom Institute for Computational Science, Institute of Arctic Studies, and Environmental Studies Program, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755, USA.
  9. 9Polar Science Center, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, 1013 NE 40th Street, Seattle, WA 98105, USA.
  10. 10Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science and Department of Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA.
  11. 11Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Umeå University, S-901 87 Umeå, Sweden.
  12. 12University College London, Bloomsbury, London, UK.
  13. 13National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, CO 80303, USA.
  14. 14Chair, U.S. Arctic Research Commission, 420 L Street, Suite 315 Anchorage, AK 99501, USA.
  15. 15Chair, U.S. Artic Research Commission, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 510, Arlington, VA 22203, USA.
  16. 16Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.
  17. 17Institute of Arctic Studies, and Environmental Studies Program, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755, USA.
  18. 18Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA.
  19. 19National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle, WA 98115, USA.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: post{at}


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