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Global warming is a hot topic. Liter*****ture, publications, and opinion pieces on global ***** appear almost daily in news sources and academic journals. The Internet is also replete with ***** on the ***** of global warming. Because global ***** affects the Arctic at a far faster and more intense rate than it ***** other parts ***** the globe, global warming in the arctic deserves far more media attention than ***** has received thus far. Never*****less, many articles in trade publications can help researchers initiate a study of global ***** in the arctic. Perhaps because the ***** is relatively un*****habited, the effects of global warming do not seem as severe *****re ***** they might in more populous regions ***** the globe. However, studies show that the ***** exhibits the early ***** signs of global warming before ***** reach ***** rest ***** the inhabited world. Based on a literature review conducted on the Internet, global ***** in the Arctic deserves more ***** and research. Much of ***** existing literature is based on the same preliminary studies, focuses ***** the ***** or similar elements, and in general demonst*****s considerable shortcomings in forming a comprehensive underst*****nding ***** the overall problem of climate change.

***** scientists and laypeople already know of the potential detrimental effects of global warming in the Arctic. Much of the attention is focused on the damage to wildlife and ecosystems. For example, an article on ***** New Scientist.com website states, "The melt*****g ice and the thawing ***** tundra could have a big imp*****ct on wildlife...when ***** ***** melts, symbolic species such as the polar bear, as well as thousands of *****s, may become endangered," (Bhattacharya). Some ***** places ***** emphasis more on the human perspective: the consequences of climate change on densely populated areas. For instance, in Kate Ravilious's article ***** ***** Scientist.com, the author states, "Cities and ********** al*****g the west coast of the US ***** be suffering from a serious w*****ter shortage by 2050, thanks to global warming. As Arctic sea ice melts, annual rainfall may drop by as much as 30 per cent from Seattle to Los Angeles, and inland as far as ***** Rocky Mountains." According ***** the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), ***** warming in the Arctic "will increase average global precipitation. Soil moisture is likely to decline in ***** regions, and intense rains*****rms are likely to become more frequent. Sea level ***** likely to rise two feet along most of the U.S. *****." **********, key variables addressed by current literature include the ***** of global warming in ***** ***** on wildlife, precipitati*****, sea levels and average global and seawater tem*****atures. Many scientists choose ***** concentrate on *****ing the immediate effects ***** global ***** ***** human factors ***** as health risks like cancers. ***** on ***** available literature, no direct causati***** of health risks or any other human fact*****s element h***** been establis*****ed. Most studies rely on correlative results. Therefore, future studies should focus ***** ***** detailed analyses of the effects ***** *****

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