NASA finds evidence of global warming in the arctic

Posted on Sunday, September 17 2006 @ 11:27 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
NASA researchers say they've found strong evidence of global warming in the Arctic.
New research shows that the sea ice in the Arctic has shrunk by 14 per cent over the last two years.

NASA scientists used satellite imagery to do the work.

It showed a rapid melting of the perennial Arctic sea ice - that's the kind that stays frozen all year round.

The overall reduction is 720,000 square kilometres - an area not much smaller than the State of New South Wales.

JENNIFER MACEY: It's not unusual for sea ice in the Arctic polar cap to melt in summer, but now new data from NASA shows the ice is retreating in the winter months as well.
Read on over at ABC News.

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