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Arctic Ocean possibly seasonally ice-free as early as 2030

There has been a year-round ice-cover on the Arctic Ocean since approximately 15 million years. New research results indicate that this relatively young, but for the Arctic extremely important ecosystem might get lost again as soon as around 2030. It has to be expected that the Arctic Ocean will be completely ice-free during the summer and that sea ice is reduced to a seasonal cover during the winter and spring.

The tooth of climate change is nagging on arctic sea ice.

Arctic Ocean possibly seasonally ice-free as early as 2030

Source: Nalân Koç, norwegisches Polarinstitut

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