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Arctic Ice Falls to Record Winter Low

  • As per reports, another record for low levels of sea ice has been set by the frigid top of the earth, which the scientists say is a signal of climate change. This is the time of year when Antarctic reaches its lowest yearly extent while the Arctic reaches its highest.

    This is the lowest level of sea ice the scientists have seen in the satellite data in the past 38 years. The reports said that the World Meteorological Organization has confirmed 2016 was the hottest year as well as having the lowest level of sea ice, while many of the conditions have continued into 2017.

    The maximum of Arctic winter ice has been shrinking by about 3% per decade while the summer minimum has been declining at around 13% per decade. The research indicates that human activity directly causes two-third of the decline.