The Arctic Sea Ice Problem Is Actually Worse -- Not Better -- Than We Thought

September 4, 2014 12:11 AM

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The Arctic Sea Ice Problem Is Actually Worse -- Not Better -- Than We Thought

Two years ago, Arctic sea ice shrank to cover the smallest area ever recorded — only 1.32 million square miles were measured on September 16, 2012, more than a million square miles less than what would be considered “normal” at summer’s end.

This year, Arctic sea ice most likely has not hit its low point yet, which usually happens near the end of September — before winter makes the sea ice start growing again. Even so, it doesn’t look like there will be another record low, a fact that some websites have seized upon to claim that Arctic ...

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