Record Low for March Arctic Sea Ice

The monthly average Arctic sea ice extent for March 2015 was the lowest in the satellite record. (US National Snow & Ice Data Centre)

Source: Arctic Sea Ice News and Analysis | Sea ice data updated daily with one-day lag

Rapid Arctic warming

The Arctic has warmed about twice as fast as the rest of the Northern Hemisphere in recent decades. Summer Arctic sea ice has declined by 40%, and snow is melting earlier in spring on the surrounding land. This dramatic change in the climate system is expected to affect weather patterns well beyond the confines of the Arctic

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