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Arctic Sea Ice Sets New Record Low

Arctic Sea Ice Sets New Record Low
Posted at 12:21 PM, Mar 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-30 12:21:00-04

TALLAHASSEE (WTXL) - Researchers report the spread of arctic sea ice set a new record low for the second straight year. They found the arctic sea ice stopped last week at 5.6 million square miles. That's 5,000 square miles less than last year. Scientists say the loss of arctic ice is the result of climate change. Less ice leads to higher arctic temperatures, which can impact weather around the world and disrupt the jet stream.