The rapid and possibly irreversible change affecting the Arctic will have a profound impact on Northern Ireland, according to the World Wildlife Fund.

The warning comes in a new report prepared for the eight nations which surround the region.

The Arctic Climate Impact Assessment said ocean ice could have disappeared in summers in 50 years time.

Malachy Campbell from the World Wildlife Fund in Northern Ireland said "the big melt has begun".

BBC NEWS | UK | Northern Ireland | Arctic melt 'will affect NI'


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