Arctic Sea Ice Is Melting, And It's Partly Your Fault
The average Westerner can melt around 30 square meters of Arctic sea ice per year, if not more, according to a new study.By Lindsey Pulse | November 4, 2016
Arctic sea ice is disappearing at an alarming rate, but scientists have had a hard time communicating that loss at an individual level.
Now, new research helps put that loss in perspective. Scientists have found that roughly 3 square meters of ice is melted for every metric ton of CO2 emitted, and individuals in some Western countries reportedly emit an average of 10 metric tons per year, per person.