Svalbard Archipelago: The Fastest-Warming Place

Updated: Nov 24

Writer: Arda Bora Karahan

It is a gospel truth that the world is staring into a serious problem as global warming and its shreds of evidence stand out more day by day. Nevertheless, as predicted by scientists, there are places where are impressed more or less. Deep inside the Arctic Circle, Svalbard Archipelago, in Norway, is accepted as the fastest-warming place in the world. In the area, whose size is approximately 60.000 km, and includes 3000 people and—startlingly— 6000 polar bears; people grapple with both the avalanche hazard that the ice floors melting and the risk that the polar bears constitute.