β€œWe are headed towards a seasonally ice-free Arctic Ocean, and this year is another nail in the coffin.”
β€œWe are headed towards a seasonally ice-free Arctic Ocean, and this year is another nail in the coffin.” β€” Director, This should be a wake up call to #ActOnClimate.
The preliminary announcement on Monday indicates that Arctic sea ice is at the second-lowest point ever, scientists said.
β€œIt’s been a crazy year up north, with sea ice at a near-record low, 100-degree heat waves in Siberia, and massive forest fires,” Mark Serreze. β€œWe are headed towards a seasonally ice-free Arctic Ocean, and this year is another nail in the coffin.”
Since satellite measurements of sea ice began four decades ago, only 2012 has had a lower minimum. This year also continues an alarming streak: The 14 lowest ice years have occurred in the past 14 years.