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Global warming is a hot topic. Liter*****ture, publications, and opinion pieces on global warming appear almost daily in news sources and academic journals. The Internet is also replete with sources ***** the topic 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, ***** warming in the arctic deserves far ***** media attention than it has received thus far. Never*****less, many articles in trade ***** can help researchers initiate a study ***** global ***** in the arctic. Perhaps because the arctic ***** relatively un*****habited, the effects of global warming do not seem as severe ********** ***** 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 ***** ***** inhabited world. Based on a literature review conducted on the Internet, global warming in the Arctic ***** more ***** and research. Much of the existing literature is based on the same preliminary *****, focuses ***** the same or similar elements, and in general demonstrates considerable shortcomings in forming a comprehensive underst*****ing ***** the over*****ll problem of climate change.

***** scient*****ts and laypeople already know of ***** 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, "***** melt*****g ice *****d the thawing of tundra could have a big imp*****ct ***** wildlife...when the ice 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. ***** instance, in Kate Ravilious's article in New Scientist.com, the author states, "Cities and *****wns along the west coast of ***** US could be suffering from a serious water shortage by 2050, thanks to ***** warming. As ***** sea ***** melts, annual rainfall may drop ***** as much ***** 30 per cent from Seattle to Los Angeles, and inland as far 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 ***** decline in many regions, and intense rainstorms are likely to ***** ***** frequent. Sea level is likely to rise two feet along most of the U.S. coast." Therefore, key variables addressed by current literature include the ***** ***** global warming in the Arctic on wildlife, precipitation, ***** levels and average global and sea***** temperatures. Many scientists choose ***** concentrate on *****ing ***** immediate effects of global ***** ***** human factors such as health risks like cancers. ***** on the available *****, no direct causati***** of health ***** or any other human ***** element h***** been establis*****ed. Most studies rely on correlative results. *****, future ***** should focus on more detailed analyses of the effects ***** *****

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