Thursday, August 28, 2008

Arctic Sea Ice Update

The Arctic sea ice meltdown seems to be approaching historical proportions as per Arctic Sea Ice News and Analysis:

"Sea ice extent has fallen below the 2005 minimum, previously the second-lowest extent recorded since the dawn of the satellite era. Will 2008 also break the standing record low, set in 2007? We will know in the next several weeks, when the melt season comes to a close. The bottom line, however, is that the strong negative trend in summertime ice extent characterizing the past decade continues."

BTW the Northwest Passage is or will be open momentarily.

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