Sea Ice in the Arctic

Photo | 14 September, 2009

Broken and unconsolidated sea ice in the Greenland sea. Polar bear rely on sea ice for hunting. In a 3°C world, the sea ice will disappear completely in summer, and will be present only in a few places in winter. Polar bears are far from the only ones with a lot to lose from climate change. The 2009 summer sea ice minimum was reported to be the third lowest on record. According to experts, the Arctic may be completely clear of sea ice in summer in five to twenty years, this will have serious implications.

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