Things can get technical pretty quickly when talking about Arctic ice. On our website and in many publications you’ll come across terms like sea ice, ice sheets, glaciers, permafrost, summer ice, winter ice, multi-year ice, and first-year ice. To help you understand, we’ll focus on sea ice in this post.
NASA’s latest data set, including the 2018 Arctic sea ice minimum, says we’re losing ice at about 12.8% per decade. This is especially alarming because last year, 2017, set records for temperatures, wildfires, and extreme storms; and this year, 2018, is looking no better.
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