The Arctic's Diminishing Sea IceThe Earth is warming, with profound consequences for the roof of the world. The Arctic ice coverage has been steadily shrinking, affecting shipping, indigenous communities and natural resources exploration.
The Earth is warming, with profound consequences for the roof of the world. Below, explore the Arctic's shrinking ice caps (shown in September of each year, when the ice reaches its annual low) and how shipping routes and extraction of natural resources might be affected.
Source: United Nations Environment Programme, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Arctic Portal, Polar Science Center at the University of Washington