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The Arctic had its warmest winter on record in 2015-16. Arctic sea ice is melting at a rate that by September could see it beat the record low set in 2012. The maximum extent of sea ice in winter was at a record low, and the extent in May was the lowest for that month ever, by more than 500,000 sq km.

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Date Of Record Release 2017-07-26 16:01:32
Description The Arctic had its warmest winter on record in 2015-16. Arctic sea ice is melting at a rate that by September could see it beat the record low set in 2012. The maximum extent of sea ice in winter was at a record low, and the extent in May was the lowest for that month ever, by more than 500,000 sq km.
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Keyword Climate Change, Arctic
Date Of Record Creation 2017-07-26 15:59:50
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Date Last Modified 2017-07-26 16:01:32
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2017-07-26 15:59:50 (W3C-DTF)

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