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“There was a 1 in 7,400,000 chance of getting there!”

“There was a 1 in 7,400,000 chance of getting there!”

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[EN VIDÉO] Antarctica: A giant ice sheet is breaking off This video, made from radar images acquired by the TerraSAR-X satellite, shows the evolution of …

Days go by and the trend is still there. So much so, that it is now safe to describe the state of Antarctic sea ice as catastrophic.

Remember that the southern hemisphere has just entered the winter period. and in South PoleSouth Pole, sea ice has begun to reform. From a record low reached last March.

And in one SpeedSpeed Incredibly low this year. to the beat of it “took off” averages.

So much so that at the beginning of July 2023, the level was at its lowest point. Breaking the record for at least 1.5 million square kilometers. An Antarctic sea ice record which, when set, was considered remarkable. It was the last year.

With a deficit of about 2.5 million km2 On average from 1981-2010, it isabnormalityabnormality The biggest ever. All months combined. Professor Eliot Jacobson states that the probability of this happening is 1 in 7,400,000!

There was very little ice in Antarctica

Article from Natalie MeyerNatalie Meyer Posted on 02/14/2023

Under the influence of anthropogenic global warming, temperatures continue to rise. In January 2023, much of Europe, for example, experienced above-normal temperatures. But on the south side of Antarctica, all eyes are on today. with Post the latest numbers from Mada ice packice pack. in 1any Last February, its area was 2.26 million square kilometers2). Its area is 270 thousand km2 less than 1 recordany February 2017.

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The record for the average extent of sea ice was set in 2017 at 3.78 million km.2. January 2023 dethroned with an average Antarctic sea ice of 3.23 million km2. This is 31% below average.

Minimum of seasonseason It is expected at the end of February or the beginning of March. In this aspect, the record was set on February 25, 2022 with an ice pack of 310,000 km.2 less extensive than it is today.

The problem is that when sea ice melts, the white covering that reflects 90% of the sea surfaceenergyenergy the sunsun Towards the space becomes darker. It absorbs more water heatheat. What speed up a little more Global WarmingGlobal Warming.

The result: These days, the Italian icebreaker carrying scientists, Laura Bassi, has announced that it has sailed further south than any ship before.