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Arctic sea ice summer minimum in 2018 is sixth lowest on record

While this year isn’t record-breaking, it is still cause for concern. Image: REUTERS/Balazs Koranyi

Robert McSweeney

Science Editor, Carbon Brief

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Arctic sea ice extent up to 23 September 2018, along with daily ice extent data for four previous years and the record low year (2012). The 1981-2010 median is in dark grey, and the grey areas around the median line show the interquartile and interdecile ranges. Image: NSIDC

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