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opednews.com Headlined to H3 8/29/12

Satellites Show Sea Ice in Arctic Is at a Record Low
"With weeks left to go in the melting season, scientists are investigating whether a decline of ice in the Arctic Ocean is contributing to extreme weather farther south... Satellites tracking the extent of the sea ice found over the weekend that it covered about 1.58 million square miles, or less than 30 percent of the Arctic Ocean's surface...The amount of sea ice in the summer has declined more than 40 percent since satellite tracking began in the late 1970s,By itself, the melting of sea ice does not raise global sea levels, because the floating ice is already displacing its weight in seawater. But the sharp warming that is causing the sea ice to melt also threatens land ice, notably the Greenland ice sheet, which is melting at an increasing rate. "

"Melting land ice does raise sea levels"..., sea ice does!

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