October 19, 2021
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More lightning in the Arctic is bad news for the planet

Enlarge / Lightning strikes in the far north of Canada.Sandra Angers-BlondinThe Arctic isn't doing so hot. That’s because it is, in fact, too hot. It’s warming at least twice as fast as the rest of the planet, which is setting off vicious feedback loops that accelerate change. Ice, for instance, is more reflective than soil, so when it melts, the r...