When it comes to sea ice, the focus is often on the decline in the Arctic. But a new scientific report shows that the Antarctic sea ice has shrunk massively since 2014.
In fact, the “average annual extent means Antarctica lost as much sea ice in four years as the Arctic lost in 34 years”, as an article in the Guardian states.
Scientists are now considering why this has happened and its possible impact on the global climate system. Whatever the cause, it presents a serious reason for concern.