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Climate change: Total loss of sea ice this year bigger than the entire area of India!

Climate change: Total loss of sea ice this year bigger than the entire area of India!

Warming temperatures caused the oceans to warm up as well, which in turn caused above average sea ice loss.

NASA shares time-lapse video of melting, shrinking Arctic sea ice over past three decades! - Watch

NASA shares time-lapse video of melting, shrinking Arctic sea ice over past three decades! - Watch

One of the reasons is that the multiyear ice used to be a pretty consolidated ice pack and now we're seeing relatively smaller chunks of old ice interspersed with younger ice.

Arctic Ocean records all time fifth lowest wintertime sea ice extent

After a record melt season last year, the Arctic Ocean`s icy cover shrank to its lowest extent on record, continuing a long-term trend and diminishing to about half the size of the average summertime extent from 1979 to 2000.