Friday, September 21, 2007
The North Pole Is Melting
German expedition on the icebreaker Polarstern has revealed that existing Arctic sea ice in the center of the ice cap is only about three feet (one meter) thick, 50 percent thinner than it was just six years ago. As a result, more melt water is mixing with the salty seawater and pulses of warmer Atlantic seawater have intruded into the Arctic Ocean.
"The sea ice cover this year has reached a new record low,"
"It's not just that we beat the old record, we annihilated it."
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