Northern spring thaw begins with sea ice at a record low. Nasa scientists say the world has lost an expanse of ice larger than Mexico since 1981
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Droughts and floods, cold snaps and heatwaves, wildfires and record sea ice loss. 2012 was a dramatic illustration of the impacts of climate change that sent public awareness soaring.
While Arctic sea ice cover plummeted this summer, many suggest this was balanced by gains in ice cover at the Antarctic. So who’s right?
Arctic sea ice is lower than at any other point since satellite records began, according to NASA, representing a new norm for the region.
Ted Scambos from the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre warns that Arctic sea ice could shrink to record lows next week, and then continue to melt for the rest of the summer months.
Today’s top headlines including Arctic sea ice hitting record lows, ecology drones monitoring conservation and Al Gore’s praise for Australia’s climate action.
Images from polar satellite suggest sea ice in the Arctic could be disappearing at a rate 50% higher than previously predicted.
Eskimo village of Newtok, Alaska to relocate as melting permafrost puts community on shaky ground and see ice loss opens door to storms.