20 Jul '11, 4pm

2011 is rivaling record arctic sea ice loss in 2007. Pretty scary.

2011 is rivaling record arctic sea ice loss in 2007. Pretty scary.

Things have looked decidedly dodgy for the Arctic polar ice-cap for a number of years now - especially since the record-breaking melt-out of 2007, when summer sea-ice levels plummeted to 4.1 million square km. That was 40% below the average for the previous three decades. But as this summer's melt season hits its peak in the northern hemisphere, it looks like 2011 is in a head-to-head race to exceed that loss. As of the 20th of July, the sea-ice extent (covering parts of the Arctic with at least 15% ice) had hit 7.1m sq km, a whisker below the ice-levels seen at the same time of year, in the record-breaking 2007. Sea-ice levels in the North Pole do naturally ebb and flow with the seasons, reaching their peak in March, as winter ends, and falling to a low each year at the end of summer, in September. What scientists track is the changes between different years - and changes...

Full article: http://www.earthtimes.org/climate/arctic-sea-ice-race-bot...

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realclimate.org 20 Jul '11, 1pm

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 20 Jul '11, 8pm

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e360.yale.edu 20 Jul '11, 3pm

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treehugger.com 19 Jul '11, 4pm

National Snow and Ice Data Center show the Arctic Sea Ice extent in the first half of July continues to rapidly decline, t...

Arctic Sea Ice Melt On Track To Set New Record ...

treehugger.com 19 Jul '11, 4pm

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green.blogs.nytimes.com 20 Jul '11, 12pm

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enn.com 19 Jul '11, 6pm

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