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The Arctic could get more rain and less snow sooner than projected, researchers find

FILE – An iceberg delivered by members of Arctic Basecamp is placed on show near the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. The four ton block of ice, originally part of a larger glacier, was brought from Greenland to Glasgow by climate scientists from Arctic Basecamp as a statement to world leaders of the scale of the climate crisis and a visible reminder of what Arctic warming means for the planet. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File) EA108 EA108

Parts of the Arctic could be dominated by rain rather than snow during certain seasons by 2060 or 2070, one or two decades earlier than expected, say new findings. The changes will probably trigger consequences affecting communities around the world.

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