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The Arctic's oldest ice MELTS: Thirteen-foot thick sea ice that has been frozen for thousands of years breaks apart for the first time EVER

A patch of frozen water off the north coast of Greenland once known as ‘the last ice area’ has begun to break apart for the first time on record.  This area of the Arctic is home to the oldest and thickest ice in the region, which has until now withstood the effects of climate change.  While the break-up of sea ice in this part of the Arctic has never been documented in the past, experts say it’s happened twice this year alone as a result of warm winds and hotter temperatures.  Read more...

 

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