by David Rose -
The earth has gained a record amount of sea ice in 2013. The Arctic has added 19,000 Manhattans of sea ice since 2012, the largest increase on record.
A chilly Arctic summer has left nearly a million more square miles (920,000 to be exact) of ocean covered with ice than at the same time last year – an increase of 60 percent.
The rebound from 2012’s record low comes six years after the BBC reported that global warming would leave the Arctic ice-free in summer by 2013.
Instead, days before the annual autumn re-freeze is due to begin, an unbroken ice sheet more than half the size of Europe already stretches from the Canadian islands to Russia’s northern shores. [Read more...]