Arctic sea ice: yet another record falls

June’s extent of sea ice was the lowest on record for the month

With the exception of March, every month so far this year has set a record low for the extent of Arctic sea ice.

The National Snow and Ice Data Center reports that in June, the extent of floating ice in the region was 525,000 square miles below the 1981 to 2010 long-term average. That’s an area equivalent to California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Idaho combined.

And it means June saw the lowest amount of sea ice for t

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