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Sea Ice Melts Back To New Record

August 27, 2012

Map courtesy of the National Snow and Ice Data Center

The sea ice in the Arctic has melted back to a new record. The National Snow and Ice Data Center says Sunday their satellite could see even less ice than it saw in September of 2007. At a news teleconference today, Senior Scientist Claire Parkinson of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Goddard Space Flight Center said the sea ice withdrawal this year is even more surprising than the one in 2007.

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