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Arctic temperature beats all records since 1900
© RIA Novosti.  Alexander Liskin

Arctic temperature beats all records since 1900

The annual Arctic Report Card by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has revealed 115-year high air temperatures in the Arctic, Interfax reports.

According to scientists, from October 2014 to September 2015 the Arctic temperature was 1.3 degrees Celsius higher than average." The Arctic is warming twice as fast as other parts of the planet," NOAA's Chief Scientist Rick Spinrad said.

The report says that the melting ice is resulting in the destruction of walrus habitats, and in a northward shift of several fish species' habitats.