Sea Ice Levels Have Hit Record Lows At Both Poles
Ice levels in the Arctic have declined fairly consistently, but the Antarctic hadn't seen the same decline until recently.By Ethan Weston | November 20, 2016
Sea ice at both poles is at record lows for this time of year.
That might not sound surprising, but it's actually a first. While ice levels in the Arctic have been fairly consistently declining year after year, the Antarctic hasn't seen the same decline.
In fact, the amount of Antarctic sea ice hit record highs each year between 2012 and 2014.