Spitsbergen (Svalbard) picture by Janik Rohland (Unsplash)

Often referred to as “the gold of the Arctic”, cloudberries grow in marshlands, boreal forests and along the coastline of northern Scandinavia, Northwest Russia and throughout the northern hemisphere: for the cloudberry to ripen, temperatures should be above 10° C, combined with little rain. Over the last 50 years, temperatures at Svalbard have risen 3-5° C, a dramatic warming: the Arctic is warming almost four times faster than the rest of the globe. July 2023 became the warmest ever at the Svalbard archipelago, with an average temperature above 10° Celsius.

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