Alaska’s sea ice has melted The exceptionally warm summer has left no sea ice within 150 miles of the Alaskan coast. Long-time Arctic researcher Jeremy Mathis told Mashable “I’m losing the ability to communicate the magnitude [of change]. I’m running out of adjectives to describe the scope of change we’re seeing.”
Greenland heat wave amplify losses of sea ice Meanwhile, Greenland’s glaciers are suffering losses at levels that were not anticipated until 2070. Thomas Mote, professor of geography and atmospheric science at the University of Georgia, writes Greenland lost 12.5bn tonnes of water in a single day at the start of August.