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SHRINKING CRYOSPHERE

Arctic coasts predicted to erode

Increasing Arctic temperatures accelerate coastal erosion, threatening coastal communities and infrastructure, and adding carbon to the atmosphere. Research now predicts that Arctic coastal erosion on the pan-Arctic scale will exceed its historical range of variability and increase two to three times by the end of the century.

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Fig. 1: Eroding permafrost coast along Barter Island, Alaska, USA.

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Schädel, C. Arctic coasts predicted to erode. Nat. Clim. Chang. 12, 224–225 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-022-01286-9

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