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Arctic Sea Ice Volume Reaches Record Low

Arctic sea ice extent (or area covered) reached its seasonal low this year on September 14th, hitting its second lowest level since satellite data collection began thirty years ago, not quite reaching the record low of last year. The near-record low “strongly reinforces” the 30–year downward trend for Arctic sea ice extent, a full 34% below the long-term average from 1979 to 2000, and only …

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