Monday, August 20

Record low sea ice in the Arctic

This year is heading for a record low Summer sea ice extent in the Arctic. The red line shows the direction the ice is heading. Another graph is colour coded to show the general downward trend throughout each year:
The continued melting of sea ice changes the albedo of the Arctic, introducing more warming and creating a positive feedback, accelerating warming, so as time goes by the melting increases at a faster rate.

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