Antarctic sea ice hits record despite rising temperature

September 20, 2014 10:49 PM

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Antarctic sea ice hits record despite rising temperature

The ice sheet in the Antarctic sea is all set to hit a record this year despite the rising global temperature as it is rapidly increasing its current 7.6 million square miles of stretch, showed a recent report from the National Snow & Ice Data Center (NSIDC).

The NSIDC report showed that on September 15 the Arctic sea ice extent was 1.96 million square miles, i.e. 11,600 square miles below the same date last year. However, the Arctic sea ice extent remained at lower levels when examined against the long-term 1981 to 2010 average.

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