[45], Permafrost plays three important roles in the context of climate change; a mechanism for temperature archives, a translator of global warming through subsidence and related impacts and a facilitator of further change through its effect on the global carbon cycle (Figure 2).[46]. One is a terrestrial ecosystem, which has led to the earlier migration of birds, earlier sexual maturation in some animals, higher production and reproduction in both plants and animals, and earlier budding and pollen production.

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Already the wetland areas of northern Norway (palsas and peat plateaus) have air photo and field analysis showcasing reductions of up to 50% in ground ice cover since the 1950s. A short version of the strategy outlining how Oslo will become climate-resilient. There is evidence however, that investment into coal actually grew during this period by simply shifting money to those companies who derive <70% of their revenues from coal (i.e. Privacy policy, The principles were presented at the Dickson, School of Law in London on March 30, 2015, with many legal and climate experts in attendance, including former President of Ireland Mary Robinson. The country maintains a combination of market economy and a Nordic welfare model with universal health care and a comprehensive social security system. %%EOF

Early springs can also lead to an extended summer grazing. In an attempt to meet their plan to be carbon-neutral by 2050 (conditional for 2030) Oslo is also converting municipal buses to run on biomethane captured from human waste in order to cut CO2 emissions (saves 44 tons of CO2 per bus per year compared to gas alternatives).[15]. The decrease in total annual snowfall is smaller with increasing altitude and distance from the coast. The main railway network in Norway consists of 4,087 km (2,556 mi) of standard gauge lines, of which 242 km (150 mi) is double track and 64 km (40 mi) is high-speed rail (with speeds up to 210 km/hr). [42][43][44], The current trends over the last 40 years is unprecedented and if continued Norway would experience annual precipitation changes of 30% over a century. Due to the large size of the fund compared to the relative low population of Norway (~5.3 million in 2017), the fund has become a hot political issue. However, regions with low populations do often lack public transport infrastructure, forcing inhabitants to have their own car.

The Norwegian Arctic is getting warmer and wetter, with large local variations. [24] This movement will also cause northern boreal forests to invade tundra ecosystems in the long-term future. Temperatures in Oslo. Highly mountainous areas may experience slight increases in snowfall. As part of a new EU-funded project, CICERO will study the conditions for community energy in Norway and Europe. The Arctic region will warm more rapidly than the global mean, and mean warming over land will be larger than over the ocean, with studies indicating somewhere between 3-12 degrees Celsius with a high degree of uncertainty. [35][36] This has led to long-term forecasts where it is expected to see a summer temperature increase of at least 2.3oC and a significant increase (~16%) by the end of the 21st century. This is very worrying as sea ice plays a crucial role in regulating the temperature of Earth. [74], Furthermore, a lack of strong proactive policies by the government has fostered widespread frustration within the public arena, as messages of how to address global warming and climate change are often inconsistent. This enables significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions given that 98% (134TWh) of Norway's electricity sector is power by renewable energy (129TWh or 95% of which is produced by hydroelectricity). Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, p.36", "Climate development in North Norway and the Svalbard region during 1900–2100", "Norge og klimaendringer - Climatechangepost.com", "Snow cover and snow water equivalent in Norway: -current conditions (1961-1990) and scenarios for the future (2071-2100)", "Trends in annual maximum snow water equivalent in South-Norway (1914 - 2008) Norwegian Water Resources & Energy Directorate (NVE), Oslo", "Trends in snow water equivalent in Norway (1931–2009)", "NORPERM, the Norwegian Permafrost Database - a TSP NORWAY IPY legacy - ProQuest", "Strong degradation of palsas and peat plateaus in northern Norway during th...: UOW Library", "Arctic stronghold of world's seeds flooded after permafrost melts", "May, W., Ganske, A., Leckebusch, G.C., Rockel, B., Tinz, B. and Ulbrich, U., 2016.