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The Arctic’s near-record sea ice low – big picture


A view from space of Arctic sea ice at a near record low this month. Scientists in Germany, who use a different methodology, said 2011 was a record low See also: Melting ice is Earth’s warning signal – and we … Continue reading

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Arctic sea ice is melting at its fastest pace in almost 40 years


The Northwest Passage was, again, free of ice this summer and the polar region could be unfrozen in just 30 years   Arctic sea ice has melted to a level not recorded since satellite observations started in 1972 – and … Continue reading

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The ‘other’ Arctic sea ice melt


Reports focus on the possibility a record minimum for Arctic sea ice in September, but a major loss during the early summer months is climatologically more important From the Guardian Environment Network, Dirk Notz, Friday 9 September 2011 “Well, it’s … Continue reading

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Arctic sea ice at record low for July


Arctic sea ice extent averaged for July 2011 reached the lowest level for the month in the 1979 to 2011 satellite record, even though the pace of ice loss slowed substantially during the last two weeks of July. Shipping routes … Continue reading

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Arctic may be ice-free within 30 years


Data showing dramatic sea ice melt suggests warming at the north pole is speeding up John Vidal, environment editor guardian.co.uk, Monday 11 July 2011 16.42 BST Sea ice in the Arctic is melting at a record pace this year, suggesting … Continue reading

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Measurements of winter Arctic sea ice shows continuing ice loss, says CU-Boulder study


The 2011 Arctic sea ice extent maximum that marks the beginning of the melt season appears to be tied for the lowest ever measured by satellites, say scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder‘s National Snow and Ice Data Center. … Continue reading

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Arctic Sea Ice 2010


  As of 5 Jan. 2011 the data coming from IJIS shows that the 2010 Arctic sea ice extent is about 3% lower than that for 2008, below 2009, but above the record low for 2007. The year finished with … Continue reading

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