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South Pole sea ice is now vanishing at an alarming rate, too

Antarctic sea ice loss has suddenly sped ahead of the long-running decline in the Arctic.
by James Temple

The background: The disappearance of Arctic sea ice has been accelerating since the late 1990s, outpacing rates predicted by climate models and seizing media attention (see “How nuclear weapons research revealed new climate threats”). But it’s been an altogether different story at the South Pole, where ice cover gradually increased in recent decades, confounding scientists trying to work out the exact nature of the complex interactions in the global climate system.

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