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The Arctic States

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Identify the Arctic States. Where are the Arctic States and which flag belongs to which state?


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Are these statements true or false?

  • Temperatures are rising twice as fast in the Arctic as over the rest of the world.
  • Arctic sea-ice is shrinking rapidly – 2012 was the lowest recorded extent on record.
  • Changes to the Arctic Ocean are now thought to have the potential to affect European weather and climate
  • The area within the Arctic Circle is home to 4 million people.
  • Melting Arctic glaciers, ice caps and the Greenland Ice Sheet contributed over 40% of the 3.1mm global sea level rise observed between 2003 and 2008.
  • The United Kingdom is the Arctic’s nearest neighbour.

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