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Friday, October 20, 2006

Extent of Arctic Ice receding by 8.6% per decade

Estimates of the rate at which the Arctic ice cap is receding are increasing every year. In 2004 the estimated rate of loss was 7.7% per decade, in 2005 it was 8.4% and in September this year the National Snow and Ice Data Center revised the estimated slope to 8.6% per decade. This current figure suggest that the Arctic Ice cap will disappear completely this century. Scientists think that this estimate is conservative and that the Arctic ice may disappear much sooner as increased global warming will speed the rate of loss.


  • At 10:42 PM, Blogger Ana said…

    this is not good news... if it goes so fast, all the EU measures might not be very useful by 2020....


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