2012 was a year of unprecedented melting across the Arctic. The Arctic is warming faster than any other region on earth and the consequences are shocking. Sea ice area and volume plummeted to the lowest levels ever measured. Greenland suffered from record glacial melting and record heat. Figures show that the melting increased at a stunning rate in 2012. The Chasing Ice movie captured the catastrophic failure of a Manhattan sized mass of ice. The figures come alive in the movie.
The Arctic sea ice volume was at the record minimum for December 1. The weak annual rebound in ice volume this fall puts the Arctic on track for another record annual minimum next September. Note the baseline is zero.
The Guardian's video shows the whole spectacular crack up compressed to under 4 minutes. The Guardian's videos are not embedding for me at DK.
Click to see the massive break up here.