Alaska Bakes In Heat Wave While Arctic Sea Ice Continues To Melt
2-3 C in pipeline from long-term climate inertia
Arctic Sea Ice Hits Record Low for June Amid Escalating Warnings
The area's sea ice cover shrank 56,900 square kilometers PER DAY last month. The area could become virtually ice-free—that is, shrink to an expanse of less than one million square kilometers—by 2017 for the first time in 100,000 years.