Rapid Ice Retreat Threatens Arctic Interior

Nature Reports: Climate Change The rapid decline of sea ice could accelerate inland warming over the Arctic region, radically transforming the landscape. One of the Northern Hemisphere’s natural cycles is the expansion and contraction of the floating Arctic ice cap. Typically, sea ice decreases during the Arctic summer, reaching a low in September, before recovering as temperatures drop in winter. From as far back as satellite measurements began in 1978 until 2000, the average sea-ice extent, or the area of … Read more…