We all depend on the Arctic.. .
The Arctic regulates our climate, provides a home for wildlife, livelihoods,
and gives food to us all. (WWF)

Permafrost thaw under warming - far worse than imagined Paper Feb 2013

IPCC 2007: Arctic
... components of the terrestrial cryosphere and hydrology are increasingly being affected by climate change

These changes will have cascading effects on key regional bio-physical systems and cause global climatic feedbacks

Arctic Health Research

Arctic summer sea ice rapid melt- past tipping point

Arctic albedo cooling rapid decline

Sustained feedback on atmospheric

Methane increase in 25 May 2013.

Arctic NH albedo decline 3 graphs

September 2012 Scientific American Arctic Sea Ice: What, Why and What Next

"The fall-off in ice volume is so fast that it is going to bring us to zero very quickly. 2015 is a very serious prediction and I think I am pretty much persuaded that , that's when it will happen."

Professor Peter Wadhams, Leading Arctic Expert, Cambridge University, January 2012