Arctic Sea Ice Continues Decline, Hits 2nd-Lowest Level

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    NASA satellite data reveals how this year's minimum sea ice extent, reached on Sept. 9 as depicted here, declined to a level far smaller than the 30-year average (in yellow) and opened up Northwest Passage shipping lanes (in red).

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    1. DarkAngelDay 43 months ago | reply

      wow! Cool shot!

    2. Smile Moon 43 months ago | reply

      That's not very encouraging, is it.

    3. SeanGalbraith.com 43 months ago | reply

      Time for Canada to install a toll booth.

    4. bior 43 months ago | reply

      Look on the bright side: cheaper shipping from the Atlantic to the Pacific

    5. Monkey_Harris 43 months ago | reply

      Very worrying.

    6. solerena 43 months ago | reply

      Our world is dying...

    7. schizoform 43 months ago | reply

      @Solerena: Our world isn't dying, it's changing. Our challenge is to steer, slow, or respond to that change.

    8. solerena 43 months ago | reply

      yes, it is a challenge at this point. The patient has to be diagnosed correctly in order to be treated…

    9. ♫ Lion ♫ 43 months ago | reply

      It´s changing but in a bad direction...

    10. petrus.13 43 months ago | reply

      interessante e preoccupante

    11. Carlos Smith 43 months ago | reply

      The Northwest Passage is bad news for Panama. It is much cheaper than going all the way to the Panama Canal and back up.

    12. mr thepete 43 months ago | reply

      I think it's about us adapting to our Earth changing. When we try to change it, well, we've seen how that goes. >_<

    13. K)) [deleted] 43 months ago | reply

      Oh gosh, that's bad :x

    14. Cristyjan 43 months ago | reply

      very interessting! :)

    15. kasiano 43 months ago | reply

      todo por el cambio climatico,

    16. mpmark 42 months ago | reply

      so sad....humans will destroy the earth. no one cares about anything but money. money is the root of evil.

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