Arctic Ocean Ice Melting At Record Pace

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ARCTIC (CNN) – Ice cover in the Arctic Ocean is vanishing at a record pace this year, after higher-than-average temperatures jump-started the melting process.

That’s according to new data from the U-S National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado.
The area of ocean covered by ice dipped to just under two million square miles last week — after a huge drop in sea ice two weeks ago.

The center says that’s the fourth-lowest annual minimum ever measured
and there are still about five weeks left in the annual melt season.