Arctic ice reaches lowest extent for 2013 | Climate News Network
By Alex Kirby
The extent of sea ice in the Arctic appears to have reached its lowest point for 2013 – more than last year, but well below the long term average.
LONDON, 21 September – Scientists say the sea ice which covers much of the Arctic Ocean appears to have reached its minimum extent for this year.
The fate of the ice year by year is an important indicator of the impact of climate change on the Arctic, where average temperatures are rising twice as fast as elsewhere in the world.