A great addition to the environment minister’s reading list

The Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado-Boulder has released a new report that is a must-read for Canada’s environment minister, Leona Aglukkaq.

Aglukkaq, who represents the northern riding of Nunavut, began her tenure as environment minister with a bit of a blunder, when she cast doubt on climate change.

The new INSTARR study, flagged by ThinkProgress, should help fill in some blanks. "Average summer temperatures in the Eastern Canadian Arctic during the last 100 years are higher now than during any century in the past 44,000 years and perhaps as long ago as 120,000 years," the summary states.

For a longer read, check out the academic paper about the research, titled "Unprecedented recent summer warmth in Arctic Canada." 

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