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RISING TEMPERATURES SHRINK ARCTIC SEA ICE TO SECOND-LOWEST LEVEL ON RECORD
Sea ice minimum has fallen below 4m sq km for the second time in 40 years as the climate crisis rapidly transforms the region. Rising temperatures in the Arctic shrank the ice covering the polar ocean this year to its second-lowest extent in four decades, scientists have announced, in yet another sign of how the climate crisis is rapidly transforming the region.
Satellites recorded this year’s sea ice minimum at 3.74m sq km on 15 September, only the second time the ice has been measured below 4m sq km in 40 years of record keeping, said researchers at the National Snow and Ice Data Center. Read more HERE