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Global warming is a hot topic. Literature, publications, and opinion pieces on global ***** appear almost daily in news sources and academic journals. The Internet is also replete with sources on the ***** of global warm*****g. Because global warming affects the Arctic at a f*****r faster and more intense rate than it affects other parts ***** the globe, ***** warming in the arctic deserves far more media attention than ***** has received thus far. Nevertheless, many articles in trade ***** can help researchers *****itiate a study of global warming in the arctic. Perhaps because the arctic is relatively un*****habited, the effects of ***** warming do not seem as severe there ***** they might in more populous regions of the globe. However, studies show that the ***** exhibits the early ***** signs of global warm*****g before they reach the rest of the inhabited world. Based on a literature review conducted on the Internet, global warming in the Arctic ***** more ***** and research. Much ***** the existing literature is based on the same preliminary *****, focuses on the same or similar elements, and in general demonst*****s considerable shortcomings in form*****g a comprehensive underst*****ing of the over*****ll problem of climate change.

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

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