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Climate change blamed as Arctic Ocean ice cover shrinks to second-lowest level on record – ABC News

Ice in the Arctic Ocean melted to its second-lowest level on record this summer, triggered by global warming along with natural forces, say US scientists.

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Ice in the Arctic Ocean melted to its second-lowest level on record this summer, triggered by global warming along with natural forces, say US scientists.

  • The lowest recorded level of Arctic sea ice was 3.4 million square kilometres in 2012
  • Temperatures for much of this year were 8 to 10 degrees Celsius above normal in the Siberian Arctic
  • Warming of the Arctic and the melting of sea ice changes weather further south

The extent of ice-covered ocean at the North…

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