As a New Movement in Earth's Seasonal Symphony Begins, Climate Change in the Arctic Keeps up its Brisk Tempo

In 2014, Arctic sea ice has continued in its long-term and dramatic decline, a process that is likely helping to accelerate the pace of overall climate change in the north.

That’s the news from the National Snow and Ice Data Center, announced on Monday — just as world leaders were preparing to meet at the United Nations in New York to grapple with climate change.

According to the NSIDC, Arctic sea ice — which floats atop the ocean — likely reached its minimum extent for the year on Sep

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