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Arctic Sea Ice Hits Record Retreat for June

A rapid decline for Arctic sea ice extent briefly hit daily record lows in June, led by extensive ice loss in the Bering, Kara, and Beaufort Seas, as well as Hudson and Baffin Bay. Snow extent was unusually low for both May and June, reinforcing the continuing pattern of rapid spring snow melt of the past six years. Average Arctic sea ice…

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U.S. Scientists Suggest New Arctic Study May Oversate Sea Ice Melting

Cambridge professor Peter Wadhams made headlines yesterday when he said that data gathered from British explorer Pen Hadlow’s Arctic trek, called the Catlin Ice Survey,  shows that Arctic summers will be entirely ice-free by 2020. Today, many experts fear the Wadhams may be overstating just how fast the Arctic will be open ocean in summer. Walt Meier, senior scientist at…

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