10 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know

April 30, 2008

The Arctic.

Arctic Map

It:

  1. Is the largest inhabited region on Earth
  2. Is the most productive marine ecosystem in the world
  3. Has the largest deep-water coral reef on the planet
  4. Is predicted to have no summer ice by 2040
  5. Controls the conveyor-belt current system which keeps UK temperatures mild
  6. Contains four of the 10 world’s largest fisheries
  7. Has seen the thickness of the ice fall by 10%-15% during the 1990’s
  8. Will become ever more acidic as more CO2 is absorbed
  9. Is claimed by Russia, America, Canada, Iceland, Greenland and Norway
  10. Is thought to hold huge amounts of oil and gas
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