The Arctic's Oldest, Thickest Ice is Starting to Break Up, Said Scientists


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In the very north, waters north of Greenland are normally frozen even in summer. But these oldest and thickest sea ice in the Arctic has started to break up, and it has occurred twice this year due to warm winds and a climate-change driven heatwave in the northern hemisphere. It has never been recorded before. "Scary" as described by a meteorologist, while other scientists said that current theories about which part of the Arctic will withstand warming the longest need to be revisited. Decision makers might give it a second thought regarding their climate action plan at national level and greenhouse gas emission reduction ambition at UNFCCC COP24.

For more details, please refer to the original Guardian report.