Antarctic sea ice expands to record high level; Arctic sea ice shrinks to sixth lowest

September 17, 2014 7:08 PM

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At opposite ends of the world, trends in sea ice coverage are in stark opposition. Arctic sea ice coverage remains depressed, while Antarctic levels have achieved a record high for the second straight year.

Due to warming of the Arctic, the depleted state of Arctic sea ice is expected. The ever-growing Antarctic sea ice levels are more of a surprise.

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