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Record Arctic Sea Ice Melt: Entering Uncharted Waters of Risk

(Neven Acropolis with Kevin McKinney and Joe Romm provide an excellent post on this topic in Climate Progress. This post is a brief summary of the associated risks highlighted in their post).

Since the earliest humans were walking the earth, the Arctic sea-ice existed in a fairly stable pattern of freezing and melting.  Over the last several decades, those melting and freezing patterns have rapidly shifted.  This week, the extent of sea-ice melt reached an all time record minimum, and there is still a month of continued melting ahead.  Several studies suggest that the Arctic could be seasonally sea-ice free by 2040, for the first time in human history. (more…)

NASA: “Thickest Parts of Arctic Ice Cap Melting Faster”

A brand new study by NASA reveals some more worrying news about Arctic sea ice. According to the study, the “oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice is disappearing at a faster rate than the younger and thinner ice at the edges of the Arctic Ocean’s floating ice cap.” This is, in short, not good. See the release, and an accompanying video, here.

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