Friday, March 25, 2016

Massive block of ice breaks off in Arctic Ocean

On March 17 a roughly 2,000-square-mile block of ice broke off in the Arctic Ocean.

The chunk, which sits in the Bering Strait between Alaska and Russia, took two days to separate from the surrounding ice. The Earth is now emerging from its warmest winter on record. The Northern Hemisphere past an alarming 2-degree-Celsius average temperature for the first time. At this rate, most of the Arctic ice may be gone over the summer. This would be the first time this has happened in human history.

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