After a miserable May with unusual warmth, Arctic sea ice hits a record low for early June

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Click on this image, acquired by NASA’s Aqua satellite, to watch an animation of sea ice flowing through the Nares Strait from April 19 to May 11, 2019. This flow usually doesn’t begin until June or July. (Or click on this link. Source: NASA Worldview via NSIDC)

With Arctic temperatures running well above average in May, sea ice in the region continued its long-term decline, finishing with the second lowest extent for the month.

And since then, things have gotten worse.

On June 10, A

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