27 Aug '12, 10pm

Arctic Sea Ice Now at Lowest Level Ever Recorded

Arctic Sea Ice Now at Lowest Level Ever Recorded

Public Domain Images /Public Domain Last week, experts predicted that retreating Arctic sea ice in would reach a record low this summer. They were right; there is now less ice in the Arctic at this very moment than there has been in the history of making such measurements. The New York Times has the depressing news: Satellites tracking the extent of the sea ice found over the weekend that it covered about 1.58 million square miles, or less than 30 percent of the Arctic Ocean’s surface, scientists said. That is only slightly below the previous record low, set in 2007, but with weeks still to go in the summer melting season, it is clear that the record will be beaten by a wide margin.The National Snow and Ice Data Center, a government-sponsored research agency in Boulder, Colo., announced the findings on Monday in collaboration with NASA. The agency bases its numbers on a sl...

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