Arctic Sea Ice Now Beyond Saving, Researchers Say

“Unfortunately it has become too late to save Arctic summer sea ice. This is now the first major component of the Earth system that we are going to lose because of global warming.”
– German climatologist Dirk Notz, on the inevitability of breaching a major climate tipping point. In a new paper published in Nature Communications, Notz and team project that, even with dramatic emission cuts, Arctic sea ice will fully melt during the summer months as soon as the 2030s—much sooner than expected.
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