A New research in AGU’s journal Geophysical Research Letters finds ice in the Arctic Ocean north of Greenland is more mobile than previously thought, as ocean currents and atmospheric winds are likely transporting the old, thick ice found there to other parts of the Arctic. As a result, ice mass in the area – the last place researchers think will lose its year-round ice cover – is declining twice as fast as ice in the rest of the Arctic, according to the new findings.
This visualization shows the age of the Arctic sea ice between 1984 and 2019. Younger sea ice, or first-year ice, is shown in a dark shade of blue while the ice that is four years old or older is shown as white. A graph displayed in the upper left corner quantifies the area covered by sea ice four or more years old in millions of square kilometers.
While living in the US, the 2008 financial crisis’ impact on the economy and people pushed me to question the purpose of my job as a financial consultant. I ultimately shifted gears to focus my advisory efforts on fostering a more ethical finance that puts the real economy, social welfare, and environment preservation at the center. With assignments in Northwestern Africa, Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian regions, this journey led me to challenge and shape Impact finance and Islamic finance ecosystems in as varied sectors as energy, healthcare, education, and agriculture.
Working in more than 10 countries has taught me that sustainable development challenges are complex, and that a viable solution would start by prioritizing efforts on most pressing issues when resources are limited. This is particularly true for climate change which transversally impacts virtually all SDGs. Today, as a sustainability finance advisor, I mobilize people and resources toward the adaptive challenge of building together the sustainable world that our children and planet deserve.
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