Second Lowest Ice Cover in the Arctic

In 2016 it was recorded the second lowest ice cover in the Arctic (joint with what was recorded in 2007). The lowest was recorded in 2012 and being so low again sets off alarm bells for those measuring if climatic change is likely to bring about dangerous weather patterns around the world.

Ted Scambos, NSIDC lead scientist, commented: “It really suggests that in the next few years, with more typical warmer conditions, we will see some very dramatic further losses.”

This year’s minimum is seen as something of a surprise as scientists believed that the low atmospheric pressure and cloudy skies in June and July had slowed down the melt.

On Youtube you can watch short videos about the melting ice in the Arctic from both Al Jazeera and Video from Space with Nasa.



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