Gallery: CryoSat 2 Probe Shows Summer Arctic Sea Ice Melting 50% Faster...

 

The European Space Agency’s CryoSat 2 probe has completed its 18-month-long mission and the results are disturbing. According to data being analyzed at the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling at University College London (UCL), over 900 cubic kilometres of summer sea ice has disappeared from the Arctic ocean over the past year. That’s a loss 50% greater than figures predicted by most polar scientists.

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