Loss of Arctic Sea Ice Has Greater Warming Impact Than Expected

The steady disappearance of Arctic sea ice, which is causing the exposed and darker surface of the Arctic Ocean to absorb more sunlight, is having a more profound impact on global warming than previously estimated, according to a new study. READ MORE

 




Sea ice extent in 2012, as observed by a NASA satellite. Multi-year ice is shown in bright white, while average sea ice cover is shown in light blue to milky white. The data show the ice cover for the period of November 1 through January 31. (Image credit: NASA)



 
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