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Arctic ice melts - 23rd October 2020 view all

The Arctic usually has a lot of ice. But this year, there isn’t much ice. A lot of ice melted this summer. The area of ice is very small.

Scientists study the ice. They use satellite photos. They started 42 years ago. This year, it was only 3.74 million square kilometres.

Arctic ice always melts in summer. It usually comes back in winter. But global warming is changing the world. Now, not much ice comes back.

Ice is important for the world. It makes the world cold. Without ice, the sea becomes warm. This makes global warming very bad. Now, Siberia is very hot. There are fires in the Arctic.

People use oil. This makes global warming. The Arctic is now too hot. In 2035, there may be no ice. view less

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