According to Will Dunham in Washington, Arctic sea ice hit a record low this summer, reported The Courier Mail (3/10/2007, p. 36).
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Posted by waterweek on 9 October 2007
Arctic ice cap collapses; area twice as big as Britain gone in one week alone: northwest passage fully navigable
Posted by waterweek on 18 September 2007
The Arctic ice cap has collapsed at an unprecedented rate this northern summer and levels of sea ice in the region now stand at a record low, scientists said yesterday. Experts said they were “stunned” by the loss of ice, with an area almost twice as big as Britain disappearing in the last week alone. So much ice has melted this northern summer that the northwest passage across the top of Canada is fully navigable, and observers say the north-east passage along Russia’s Arctic coast could open later this month, reported The Canberra Times, (6/9/2007, p.15).