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Arctic sea ice 39 per cent below long-term average from 1979 to 2000 as record tumbles

Posted by gmarkets on 9 October, 2007

According to Will Dunham in Washington, Arctic sea ice hit a record low this summer, reported The Courier Mail (3/10/2007, p. 36).

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Arctic ice cap collapses; area twice as big as Britain gone in one week alone: north­west passage fully navigable

Posted by gmarkets on 18 September, 2007

The Arctic ice cap has collapsed at an unprecedented rate this north­ern summer and levels of sea ice in the region now stand at a record low, scientists said yesterday. Experts said they were “stunned” by the loss of ice, with an area almost twice as big as Britain disappearing in the last week alone. So much ice has melted this northern summer that the north­west passage across the top of Canada is fully navigable, and observers say the north-east pass­age along Russia’s Arctic coast could open later this month, reported The Canberra Times, (6/9/2007, p.15).

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