Melting of Arctic sea ice strikes record high in June

Scientists warned that due to persistent warming this coming September, Arctic sea ice would set another record in melting of polar ice.

Last Updated: Jul 10, 2016, 02:18 AM IST
Melting of Arctic sea ice strikes record high in June

New Delhi: Yet another destructive implication of climate change is now on records. With each passing months the polar ice caps of Arctic region has been dipping into new lows.

The month of June has registered a record low in the extent of Arctic sea ice. New data released by National Snow and Ice Data Centre showed that the sea ice –extent was the lowest for the month since 1979.

Despite showing a slower pace than the normal rate of ice melt in the first half of 2016, the Arctic lost around 37,000 square kilometers of ice belt each day in just first ten days of June.

And From mid-June onwards, ice cover disappeared at an average rate of 29,000 square miles a day. The Colorado-based research outfit highlighted that the shrinking rate is almost 65 higher than the 1981-2010 average for the month.

Scientists warned that due to persistent warming this coming September, Arctic sea ice would set another record in melting of polar ice.