‘Absurdly’ high Arctic warmth drives sea ice to record low

Arctic sea ice extent in January was 402,000 square miles below average — an area equivalent to about 60 percent of Alaska

In my previous article here at ImaGeo, I featured a Norwegian icebreaker with no winter sea ice to break in the high Arctic. Since then, the National Snow and Ice Data Center has published its monthly update on sea ice conditions — and the news is pretty dramatic.

Record warm Arctic air temperatures running an astonishing 11 degrees F above average at the surface hel

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