Arctic Sea Ice Extent April

© Hans Rosling

5/21/2014 8:03:54 PM

Arctic Sea Ice Still Shrinking

It's not a surprise, though it is distressing, that Arctic sea ice cover is still quickly shrinking.

About this April, Swedish statistician Hans Rosling wrote on Twitter, "Arctic Sea ice area in April last 5 years were all lower than 1981-2010 average! April 2014 was lowest of them all."

Rosling posted the graph above on Twitter. It shows just how bad things are getting in the Arctic.

Treehugger reported, "The gray line shows the 1981-2010 average ice cover in millions of square kilometers. Remember, 1981-2010 is hardly a normal period for the Earth's climate, as all of the hottest years in the recent past took place during those years."

Read more: Arctic sea ice cover keeps shrinking fast!



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