Antarctic Sea Ice Soars, But Arctic Ice Still Shrinking

September 18, 2014 2:36 PM

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Antarctic Sea Ice Soars, But Arctic Ice Still Shrinking

For the third year in a row, Antarctica's sea ice is set to smash a new record this month. But while Antarctica's sea ice soars, the Arctic ice cap is still shrinking, making scientists ponder over the effects of global warming, a new report released Tuesday imparts.

September is the month that usually sees the highest extent of Antarctic sea ice as the Southern Hemisphere winter ends, and Arctic ice reaches its all-time low as it says goodbye to the dog days of summer.

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