It did it again. For the second month Antarctic sea ice receded to a record low.
“Antarctica had a record-low July sea ice coverage for the second month in a row at 5.75 million square miles — about 409,000 square miles below average — according to an analysis by the National Snow and Ice Data Center.” – NOAA
409,000 square miles is more area than any US state except Alaska. It is almost as much as California and Texas combined. As reported earlier, arctic and antarctic climates are changing more than four times faster than the global average. So, if you thought you’d experienced a heat wave, imagine how the penguins feel.