August 17, 2011

Arctic sea ice hit record low in July 2011

Scientists from the US National Snow and Ice Data Center report that July 2011 Arctic sea ice was the lowest level ever, at 210,000 square kilometers less than the previous low in July 2007, and 2.18 million square kilometers below the average for 1979 to 2000.

Sources: NSIDC.org, Summit Country Voice

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