NASA Sees High Temperatures, Wildfires, and Annual Sea Ice Minimum Extent in Warming Arctic

  • Released Monday, September 21st, 2020
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:44PM

On Sept. 15, 2020, Arctic sea ice reached its annual minimum extent -- the second-lowest on record. This summer, temperatures soared in the Siberian Arctic, and intense fires burned through peatland. The Arctic region is warming three times faster than the rest of the planet.



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