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Arctic Sea Ice Shrinking At 'Unprecedented' Levels

category international | environment | other press author Saturday November 26, 2011 16:55author by Emily Chung

The shrinkage continues, the sea level rises. We are all ion peril.

The recent loss of sea ice in the Arctic is greater than any natural variation in the past 1 millennia, a Canadian study shows. "The recent sea ice decline appears to be unprecedented," said Christian Zdanowicz, a glaciologist at Natural Resources Canada, who co-led the study and is a co-author of the paper published Wednesday online in Nature. "We kind of have to conclude that there's a strong chance that there's a human influence embedded in that signal."

In September, Germany's University of Bremen reported that sea ice had hit a record low, based on data from a Japanese sensor on NASA's Aqua satellite. The U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center, using a different satellite data set, reported that the sea ice coverage in 2011 was the second-lowest on record, after the record set in 2007.

Related Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2011/11/22/science-arctic-sea-ice-loss.html

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