Is The Arctic Being Saved?
The Arctic region constitutes one sixth of Earth’s landmass. As a result of the intrusive activities of corporations and governments around the world, the Arctic's ice caps have declined in size by about 10% over the last 30 years. Due to one of the hottest summers ever on record, the pace of global melting looks to escalate greatly this year. According to NASA, Arctic sea ice (frozen seawater floating on top of the Arctic Ocean) is currently at the smallest size ever seen on satellite record. Over the past 30 years, the amount of sea ice in the Arctic has decreased by 8%, or nearly 1 million square kilometres, which is an area larger than all of Norway, Sweden, and Texas combined.read more