Publication Date April 21, 2016

Arctic sea ice sets wintertime record low thanks to global warming

Photo: Weather Underground

The amount of sea ice in the Arctic has been steadily shrinking over the past few decades due to man-made global warming, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

"The Arctic is in crisis," said Ted Scambos, lead scientist at the data center. "Year by year, it’s slipping into a new state, and it’s hard to see how that won’t have an effect on weather throughout the Northern Hemisphere.”

Globally, even though Antarctic sea ice has gotten larger, sea ice has declined overall