Arctic on Thin Ice as Extreme Heat Takes a Toll
Ice extent is 448,000 square miles below average for February and 200,000 square miles lower than the previous record-low February. The region has experienced extreme heat over the past few months, with temperatures reaching as high as 23°F above average. Sea ice usually hits its annual low in September, but these early records have scientists concerned for what the rest of the year will bring in the Arctic.
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