Das älteste und dickste Meer-Eis der Arktis ist dieses Jahr zum ersten mal seit Aufzeichnungen aufgebrochen. Und zwar nicht nur einmal, sondern zweimal.
Alles wird gut. Nicht.
This phenomenon – which has never been recorded before – has occurred twice this year due to warm winds and a climate-change driven heatwave in the northern hemisphere.
One meteorologist described the loss of ice as “scary”. Others said it could force scientists to revise their theories about which part of the Arctic will withstand warming the longest.
The sea off the north coast of Greenland is normally so frozen that it was referred to, until recently, as “the last ice area” because it was assumed that this would be the final northern holdout against the melting effects of a hotter planet.