Mar 28, 2016

A really bad winter for the Arctic just got even worse

Arctic
by
Chris Mooney
,
Washington Post
Image: Weather Underground
Image: Weather Underground

The National Snow and Ice Data Center and NASA announced that a few days ago, on March 24, Arctic sea ice “likely” hit its maximum extent for the year of 2016 – a winter peak from which the ice will now decline for months until it hits a low at the end of summer, usually in September. And it was the lowest maximum extent on record, at 14.52 million square kilometers, or 5.607 million square miles