Arctic sea ice at record seasonal low

Posted on | September 19, 2012 | No Comments

“Arctic sea ice appeared to have reached its minimum extent for the year of 3.41 million square kilometers (1.32 million square miles),” reported the National Snow and Ice  Data Center today. “This is the lowest seasonal minimum extent in the satellite record since 1979 and reinforces the long-term downward trend in Arctic ice extent.” To read the press release, click here.

If you haven’t already removed pointless lawn and made other simple, immediately effective conservation changes in and around your home, this is yet another sobering cue. To regular readers of Chance of Rain, apologies for scant posts. I have been on assignment and will resume more regular posting in October. – Emily Green

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