There may be another record coming this year, not most home runs in a career or home runs before the age of XXX. No, this one has to do with Arctic ice. Least amount in recorded history. According to researchers at the University of Colorado September may bring a record low ice cap for the north polar region.
That's one the factors expected to play into continued climate change. Less ice, more water in the ocean, and a Northwest Passage. We recently wrote about political positioning by northern hemisphere powers expecting the Arctic Sea to trump the Panama Canal.
And if you want to keep track of ice and snow, the Colorado folks have just the web satie for you. The National Snow and Ice Data Center. Good thing to watch if you live near sea level.
And a reminder that less white does not necesssarily make for a greener planet.