Arctic

Arctic sea ice shrinks to second-lowest 'summer minimum' on record

On 15 September, Arctic sea ice extent fell to 3.74m square kilometres (km2). Image: REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Daisy Dunne

Science Writer, Carbon Brief

Daisy Dunne

Science Writer, Carbon Brief

Share:

The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how Arctic is affecting economies, industries and global issues
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale

Stay up to date:

Arctic

Have you read?

rctic sea ice extent from May to June in 2020 (blue), 2019 (green), 2018 (orange), 2017 (brown), 2016 (magenta) and 2012 (dashed brown). Image: NSIDC
A comparison of Arctic sea ice extent during the 2012 and 2020 summer minimums. On the map, light blue shading indicates the region where ice occurred in both 2012 and 2020, while white and medium blue areas show ice cover unique to 2012 and to 2020. Image: NSIDC
A comparison of Arctic sea ice extent during the 2012 and 2020 summer minimums. On the map, light blue shading indicates the region where ice occurred in both 2012 and 2020, while white and medium blue areas show ice cover unique to 2012 and to 2020, respectively. Image: NSIDC

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:

ArcticArcticClimate ChangeClimate ChangeFuture of the EnvironmentFuture of the EnvironmentSustainable DevelopmentSustainable Development

Share:

Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda

Subscribe

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

Global warming: Earth has 50% chance of exceeding 1.5 degrees Celsius in next 5 years, scientists say
About Us
Events
Media
Partners & Members
Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2022 World Economic Forum