Arctic ice hit one of its lowest points on record, but there’s another grim statistic

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Sea ice in the Arctic has just about melted to its lowest point of 2018, and this reinforces a trend of dwindling ice atop the globe — where the climate is warming two to three times faster than the rest of the planet.

As of last week, it’s the sixth-lowest ice extent — known as the sea ice minimum — in nearly 40 years of satellite records, and with the summer’s end it’s likely to keep that ranking. This statistic alone might not carry the bite of 2012’s extreme Arctic melt, in which the ice thawed to its lowest point ever recorded. Yet, a closer examination of what’s transpired in the great north this year reveals the Arctic’s ever-accelerating disappearance. Read more…

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Arctic ice hit one of its lowest points on record, but there’s another grim statistic