Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Smashes Record

October 8, 2014 6:53 PM

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Sea ice extent surrounding Antarctica has smashed the previous record, covering more of the southern oceans than it has since satellite tracking started in 1979, according to NASA.

However, while the Antarctic is on an up swing, the Arctic is on a downward spiral, with sea ice decreasing in the wintertime twice as fast as what the Antarctic is increasing.

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