Monday, 12 September 2016
Arctic Death Spiral: Icebreakers Reach North Pole as Sea Ice Disintegrates
Second-lowest sea ice minimum, lowest average annual sea ice extent. Arctic sea ice continued its long-term death spiral in 2016, thanks to warming-driven ice melt. As the ice sheet shrinks and thins, it’s becoming easier and easier for icebreakers to reach the North Pole. Story here.