I Thought It Was Over

October 9, 2008

Mid-September is the moment when Arctic ice is at it’s smallest.

This year we had slightly more ice coverage than last year (but still a record low). Since we’re now in October, I thought that would be it on the Arctic sea ice update. Apparently not.

‘Walt Meier of National Snow and Ice Data Center and colleagues say the overall ice volume in the Arctic Ocean is at least as low as 2007, they say, and may even have dwindled more by as far as 10 percent. Though more widespread than last year, the ice is significantly thinner, Meier said, making it more prone to melting than ever before.’

Just to remind you of how much ice we’ve actually lost;


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