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RV Mirai Arctic Mission 2014 Post #9 - Protecting the Fragile Arctic Environment

Earlier in September the U.N. Environment Program and World Meteorological Organization released their latest report that indicated the Earth’s protective ozone layer is recovering due to the regulation of ozone-damaging gases.  This report is the first comprehensive report in four years and comes to many as reassuring that we can put in place global regulations and processes that can curb human caused negative atmospheric effects. 

RV Mirai Arctic Mission 2014 Post #8 - The Known Unknowns

I never thought I would find the situation where I would want to paraphrase one of the most famous abusers of the English language, but the words of one of America’s finest artists of baffle came to mind the other night. Though we have progressed tremendously in knowledge of the Polar Regions at the beginning of this century, the Arctic in particular remains in many ways an enigma. We are in a world of Known Unknowns. There be dragons here.

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