Ice melt in Arctic quicker than normal

Ice melt in Arctic quicker than normal

…but it hasnt retreated as far as 2007.

So what can we make of this news, given that the BBC story states:

Researchers say projections of summer ice disappearing entirely within the next few years increasingly look wrong

Walt Meier, a researcher at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado, where the data is collated, said ice had melted unusually fast.

“It was a short melt season – the period from the maximum to the minimum was shorter than we’ve had – but the ice was so thin that even so it melted away quickly,” he told BBC News.

Check out the rest of the story for the details.

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