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Cryosat-2 measures 50 percent more loss of sea ice than models have predicted

ESA CryoSat-2 Data Reveals Arctic Summer Sea Ice Loss 50 Percent Greater than Expected

Preliminary results from CryoSat-2–the first satellite capable of very accurately measuring ice sheet volumes across the Arctic region– indicate summer sea ice is being lost at a rate 50% greater than previously estimated, raising the prospect of profound local and global changes in climate and environment.

Military Leaders Meet, Stage Exercises as Arctic Warming May Portend New “Cold War”

Warning twice as fast as the rest of the world’s regions, ongoing melting of Arctic sea ice portends the possibility of a new Cold War, along with a “bonanza” mentality among the world’s oil, gas and mineral resource exploration companies.