31 May '13, 1pm

Ice going, humanity: Arctic melting at alarming rates

These two issues overlap mightily when it comes to Arctic sea ice. The ice around the North Pole is going away, and it’s doing so with alarming rapidity. I don’t mean the yearly cycle of melt in the summer and freeze in the winter, though that plays into this; I mean the long-term trend of declining amounts of ice. There are two ways to categorize the amount of ice: by measuring the extent (essentially the area of the ocean covered by ice, though in detail it’s a little more complicated ) or using volume, which includes the thickness of the ice. Either way, though, the ice is dwindling away. That is a

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