The Arctic's Diminishing Sea Ice

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.

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Interactive map of the diminishing ice in the arctic

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