The Arctic and Antarctic are the fastest and among the most dramatically changing regions of the planet. Far-reaching global environmental issues - such a climate change, rising sea levels and the storage and release of carbon - all trace back to what is now happening in the polar regions. As barometers of environmental change and archives of what Earth was like in the past, the Arctic and Antarctic are hard to beat.
Read how Canada's role in IPY, with more than 200 research projects, contributed to the understanding of issues in the biological, geophysical and social sciences.
Author: Canadian Polar Commission
Document Type: Report
Cat. No.: R104-3/2012
Size: 27.9x21.6 cm
Pages: 88 (bilingual)