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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 ***** ***** the ***** of global warm*****g. Because global warming affects ***** Arctic at a far faster and more intense rate than it affects other parts of the globe, global warming in the arctic deserves far ***** media attention than it has received thus far. Never*****less, many articles in trade ***** can help researchers ********** a study of global warming in the arctic. Perhaps because the ***** is relatively uninhabited, the effects of global warming do not seem as severe there ***** they might in more populous regions of the *****. However, studies show that the ***** exhibits the early ***** signs of global warm*****g before *****y reach the rest ***** ***** inhabited world. Based on a literature review conducted on the Internet, global warming in the Arctic deserves more ***** and research. Much of the existing literature is based ***** the same preliminary studies, focuses on the ***** or similar elements, and in general demonstrates considerable shortcomings in forming a comprehensive underst*****nding of the overall problem of climate change.

***** scient*****ts and laypeople already know of the potential detrimental effects of global ***** in the Arctic. Much of the attention is focused on the damage to wildlife and ecosystems. For example, an article on the New Scientist.com website states, "The melting ice *****d the thawing of tundra could have a big impact ***** wildlife...when ***** ***** melts, symbolic species such as the polar bear, as well as thousands of o*****rs, may become endangered," (Bhattacharya). Some research places the emphasis more on ***** human perspective: the consequences of ***** change on densely populated areas. For instance, in Kate Ravilious's article in New Scientist.com, the author states, "Cities and towns al*****g the west coast of ***** US could be suffer*****g from a serious w*****ter shortage by 2050, thanks to ***** 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 ***** as the Rocky Mountains." According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), global warming in the Arctic "will increase average ***** precipitation. Soil moisture is likely to decline in many regions, and intense rains*****rms are likely to ***** ***** frequent. Sea level ***** likely ***** rise two feet along most of the U.S. *****." **********, key variables addressed by current literature include the ***** of global warming in the Arctic on wildlife, precipitation, ***** levels and average global and seawater temperatures. Many scientists choose to concentrate on *****ing the immediate effects ***** global ***** on human fac*****rs such as health risks like cancers. Based ***** ***** available literature, no direct causation of health ***** or any other human fact*****s element has been established. Most studies rely on correlative results. Therefore, future studies should focus ***** more detailed analyses of the effects of global

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