Arctic sea ice sets new record low in 2011

This is not surprising as I was blogging about it two months ago. To TreeHugger : ” After several months of reporting near-record or record monthly levels of Arctic sea ice melting, German researchers now report that a new yearly record low has been set.”

” The area covered by Arctic sea ice has declined to its lowest point since satellite measurements began in 1972. ” It’s also probably lower than at any time in the past 8,000 years, the researchers say. ”

” (…) One day before the German measurement was made, the US National Snow and Ice Data Center reported that the average ice extent for August was 28% below the average for 1979-2000

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