Melting Arctic Bogs May Hasten Warming, Study SaysPublication: National Geographic News Date: December 1, 2004 View Article
The Arctic is warming at least twice as fast as the rest of the planet, according to a recent assessment by the Arctic Council, an intergovernmental agency of polar nations and native groups. And within the Arctic, there are regions that are warming more intensely than others. Scientists refer to them as hot spots.
“There’s a great big hot spot over western Siberia,” said Larry Smith, an associate professor of geography at the University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles.