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Arctic Sea Ice Meltdown

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(3)Since the 1970s, scientists monitoring the polar ice cap with satellites have seen winter sea ice decline an average of 1.5 percent to 2 percent per decade. However, in 2005 and 2006, the amount of sea ice has fallen by six percent over each of the last two winters. This NASA animation(1) shows the winter sea ice cover in the Arctic from 1979 to 2006, with the yellow area representing the farthest south reached by the ice. Read more at nasa.gov(2).

1. http://mfile.akamai.com/5022/wmv/coast.download.akamai.com/5022/video/091606_arctic_sea_ice.asx
2. http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/environment/seaice_meltdown.html
3. http://mfile.akamai.com/5022/wmv/coast.download.akamai.com/5022/video/091606_arctic_sea_ice.asx


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