The Arctic Used to Have Ice…

NASA animation showing the 50% loss in summer arctic sea ice since 1980. Within years the arctic will be ice free during the summer.

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3 responses to “The Arctic Used to Have Ice…

  1. I heard the ice re-froze-big time. It ebbs, it flows…

  2. thequantumbuddha

    The trend is unmistakable–downwards.

  3. There is a big difference between annual ice (which re-freezes every winter) and multi-year pack ice. The latter has been steadily receding, and now at a much faster rate than climatologists predicted. Without the multi-year ice pack, more solar radiation (heat) is absorbed by the ocean, leading to faster warming, than when/where ice reflects much of that radiation.

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