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My students asked me a question I am not sure how to answer: if the sun is strongest at the equator, why is the globe warming more rapidly at the poles?
Great question. There are a few reasons that the Arctic is warming up at twice the global average. Specifically, it’s the Arctic, NOT Antarctica that’s warming so fast.