More Heat in the Arctic

By September 2, 2008 March 25th, 2014 Arctic

Five of the last ice shelves along the Arctic coast of Ellesmere island in northern Canada have shrunk by 23% this summer.  Scientists say that the impact of warm temperatures this year is staggering. Ten times more ice was lost this year than was forecasted. The high temperature reached 67.5 degrees, 21.5 degrees warmer than the average high.