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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Treehugger Tuesday

The Guardian just published a story about the melting arctic sea ice, which is now "melting at its fastest pace in almost 40 years". According to the article:

"Arctic sea ice has melted to a level not recorded since satellite observations started in 1972 – and almost certainly not experienced for at least 8,000 years, say polar scientists.

Daily satellite sea-ice maps released by Bremen university physicists show that with a week's more melt expected this year, the floating ice in the Arctic covered an area of 4.24 million square kilometres on 8 September. The previous one-day minimum was 4.27m sq km on 17 September 2007."

Read the entire piece here.

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