More Arctic ice melts
We've all heard about global warming, but it's time to take it seriously. Ice is melting and isn't coming back. Animals are dying left and right in the artic. It's not cold enough anymore and more people need to try to do something or help in any way they can, even if it's just recycling a bottle every now and then.
Arctic sea ice, which floats on the ocean, expands in winter and retreats in summer. In recent years it hasn't been as thick in winter. Sea ice is crucial to worldwide weather patterns, both serving as a kind of refrigerator and reflecting the sun's heat. Given recent trends, triggered by man-made global warming, scientists warn that within five to 10 years the Arctic could be free of sea ice in the summer. Even though the sea ice didn't retreat this year as much as last summer, "there was no real sign of recovery," said Walt Meier of the snow and ice data center. This year was cooler and other weather conditions weren't as bad, he said.