09 Sep '11, 10pm

Arctic Summer Sea Ice Breaks Historic Low

For Immediate Release, September 9, 2011 Contact: Shaye Wolf, (415) 385-5746 or [email protected] Arctic Summer Sea Ice Breaks Historic Low Dwindling Sea Ice Is Latest Sign of Climate Change’s Ongoing Effects Around the Planet SAN FRANCISCO— The University of Bremen announced that the Arctic summer sea ice extent reached a new historic low on Thursday at 4.24 million square kilometers (1.64 million square miles). The previous one-day minimum since satellite records began in 1972 was 4.27 million square kilometers (1.65 million square miles) on Sept. 17, 2007. The research team reported that the summer sea ice has retreated by 50 percent since 1972, and warned that further sea-ice declines this month are likely since the melt season has not yet ended. “This stunning loss of Arctic sea ice is yet another wake-up call that climate change is here now and is having ...

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