In a potential distraction from the news that Arctic sea-ice extent reached a record low, Antarctic sea ice reached its highest level ever recorded for the 256th day of the calendar year on Sept. 12. The physical geography of the two hemispheres is very different, so the effects of global warming would be seen first in the Arctic and not the Antarctic.
October 6, 2012
Ice Record Set in Antarctic
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