September 20, 2012

Rapidly Melting Arctic and the Climate Debate

Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney Morning Herald

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YET more data has emerged to add to the already burgeoning library of data that evidences the reality of climate change. This time the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre in Colorado has recorded a sharp decline in the extent of summer sea ice in the Arctic polar region. Satellite images show that by September 17 the Arctic sea ice had shrunk to an area of about 3.41 million square kilometres, or 18 per cent below the previous record low of 4.17 million square kilometres set in 2007.

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TAGGED: Global Warming, Climate Change, Arctic Ocean