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Global Sea Ice Area Approaching Record Growth

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Real Science blog

Climate experts tell us that the poles are melting down at unprecedented rates, and it is your fault. Meanwhile, back in the real world global sea ice area is the seventh highest on record for the date, the highest since 1994 and considerably higher than 1979.

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Global sea ice area is not far off the all-time record.

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Year over year ice growth blew away the old record by almost a factor of two.

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arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/timeseries.global.anom.1979-2008

Some experts have attributed the sea ice growth to glaciers in Antarctica rapidly melting at -60ºC this winter.

Real Science, 6 November 2013