Arctic cap on course for record melt – scientists

by Blog Burger on August 22, 2012

Washington – The Arctic ice cap is melting at a startlingly rapid rate and may shrink to its smallest-ever level within weeks as the planet’s temperatures rise, US scientists said on Tuesday. Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder said that the summer ice in the Arctic was already nearing its lowest level recorded, even though the summer melt season is not yet over. “The numbers are coming in and we are looking at them with a sense of amazement,” said Mark Serreze, director of the National Snow and Ice Data Centre at the university. “If the melt were to just suddenly stop today, we would be… – Science News

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