The Arctic is warming faster than any other place on earth. As a consequence, it has less sea ice now than at any time in the past 1500 years and the loss of ice is accelerating.
The world is waiting to hear what President-elect Donald Trump has in mind for governing the U.S. Among the biggest questions is what will happen to the budget for climate and energy-related activities.
President-elect Trump has threatened to impose a 45 percent tariff on Chinese imports. Some say that move could spur a global recession.