Articles - Edu Arctic

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What is it like to stay at a small polar station in the Arctic? How to reach it and what to do there? If you’re curious to know the answers to these and similar questions, look no further. The following text answers them all.

When hiking across Spitsbergen’s blooming tundra at the peak of spring (mid-June) (Photo 1), we sink in bog-like mosses and lichens, passing Arctic mushrooms, which – despite their diminutive size – still tower over the archipelago’s miniature trees. It is, therefore, only natural that the question posed in the title raises eyebrows. A jungle? You mean, here??

One of the consequences of the ongoing climate change is the melting of polar ice. The extent of sea ice in the far north has been on the decline since 1979 at the average rate of 11.3% per decade.

They’re everywhere. From carpets beneath our feet, through contact lenses in our eyes, to planes above our heads.