23 Mar Arctic Sea Ice Keep Melting
As climate scientist Katherine Hayhoe said, “the Arctic is the canary in the climate’s coal mine…. What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic.”
2016 was another historic year for sea ice (i.e. floating ice) melting. As the spring and summer seasons start, more regions are likely to be ice free, exposing more dark water surface, absorbing more sunlight, continuing the unabated warming of the ocean.
Antarctic sea ice, at the other end of the globe, varies widely, unlike Arctic ice, but it also hit a record low.
Ice volume levels were also shown to be down 42 percent from 1979.
Source: Associated Press, More Bad News on Arctic Ice, Boston Globe, March 23, 2017