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Arctic Newswire – Yereth Rosen May 5, 2016
Arctic sea-ice extent in April was probably at a record low for the month, continuing this year’s trend of record or near-record lows, the National Snow and Ice Data Center said on Tuesday.
Though mechanical glitches have made information from the NSIDC’s satellite temporarily unavailable, other satellite data collected by Japanese and German programs shows Arctic sea ice is much sparser now than it once was at this time of the year.
“We are way, way down on sea ice,” said NSIDC director Mark Serreze. “There’s no indication of any kind of recovery.”
“It is time for regulators to wake up and realise that the Arctic is melting away right in front of us,” said Whit Sheard of the Circumpolar Conservation Union (CCU) green group.
“Common sense regulations, integrated ocean planning, and explicit protections are all needed before the resources of the region are targeted for exploitation or before it becomes a major shipping route.”
Chris Mooney of the The Washington Post reports in an article from February 18, 2016 on the anomalies in climate. The results have scientists floored by what’s happening in the Arctic right now.