Towering ice arches in the Arctic are melting, putting ‘Last Ice Area’ at risk of vanishing

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Towering ice arches in the Arctic are melting, putting 'Last Ice Area' at risk of vanishing

The world’s thickest and oldest sea ice is vulnerable to being misplaced because the towering ice arches holding it in place expertise speedy melting, twice as quick as the remainder of the Arctic. 

The stretch of multiyear sea ice between the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and Greenland — which may attain round 1 million sq. miles (1.6 million sq. kilometers) and stays frozen for a couple of soften season — is called the “Final Ice Space” by scientists. Like all sea ice, it grows and shrinks with the seasons, however has thus far lasted by even the warmest summers on file and was anticipated to endure warming temperatures longer than wherever else within the Arctic.

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