proxyThe Arctic is on track to be free of sea ice this year or next for the first time in more than 100,000 years, a leading scientist has claimed. Provisional satellite data produced by the US National Snow & Ice Data Centre shows there were just over 11.1 million square kilometres of sea ice on 1 June this year, compared to the average for the last 30 years of nearly 12.7 million square kilometres.

Source: Arctic could become ice-free for first time in more than 100,000 years, claims leading scientist | Climate Change | Environment | The Independent

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