Melt season for Canadian Arctic sea ice outpacing global average: study

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Research suggests the melting season for Arctic sea ice is growing faster in Canadian waters than elsewhere in the world.
A U.S.-based research institute says the time during which the ice is melting is about a month longer over much of the Canadian Arctic than it was 30 years ago.
The global average is 20 days longer than it was in 1979.
Researcher Julienne Stroeve says the findings are consistent with other data about the effects of climate change on the Arctic.
The gradually opening water could affect everything from access to Arctic resources to habitat for animals such as seals and polar bears.

Geographic location: Arctic, U.S.

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  • Taxpayer ll
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    Sounds great, bring on the global warming. LOL

  • Cheri
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    Having temperatures of 6 degrees C in January (like we are having today) certainly can't be helping the situation.

  • Taxpayer ll
    July 01, 2010 - 19:51

    Sounds great, bring on the global warming. LOL

  • Cheri
    July 01, 2010 - 19:47

    Having temperatures of 6 degrees C in January (like we are having today) certainly can't be helping the situation.