Publication Date February 25, 2016

Rapidly Warming Arctic is 'Possibly Catastrophic' for Planet, Climate Scientist Warns

The area covered by sea ice has been noticeably below any of the last 30 years. Image: Getty

Dr Peter Gleick, president of the Pacific Institute in California, said there was a growing body of “pretty scary” evidence that higher temperatures in the Arctic were driving the creation of dangerous storms in parts of the northern hemisphere