Photo: Arctic Ice Melting Much Faster Than Predicted



A bearded seal drifts on an ice floe in the Arctic Ocean near Norway's Svalbard archipelago. The seals are one of many species that depend on Arctic ice to survive.

A new study says that sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is melting three times faster than the most advanced climate models predict, raising concerns for humans and wildlife in the region.

Photograph by Flip Nicklin/NGS


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