Thursday, Sept 17th, 2009
“It looks like we have passed the minimum ice area this year,” Ola Johannessen, head of the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center in Norway, told Reuters on Thursday based on satellite images indicating a tiny increase in ice area….
“It’s recuperated a bit from the past two years but it’s still far below the average in recent decades,” he said.
OTTAWA (Reuters) – A huge 19 square mile (55 square km) ice shelf in Canada’s northern Arctic broke away last month and the remaining shelves have shrunk at a “massive and disturbing” rate, the latest sign of accelerating climate change in the remote region, scientists said on Tuesday.
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