Photo: Arctic Ice to Last Decades Longer Than Thought?



A polar bear navigates ice floes in Baffin Bay in the Canadian Arctic on July 10, 2008.

This year's cooler summer means that the Arctic probably won't experience ice-free summers until 2030 or 2040, September 2009 research shows—but experts warn the cooling could be just a one-year reprieve.

Photograph by Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press/AP Photo


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