The Tyee reports the following:
As Arctic sea ice melts, one of the forces doing the melting is the Arctic Ocean itself.I was not able to embed the video, but you can see it here.
No other region on the planet is warming as fast as the Arctic, where a balance of currents, ice, salinity, and sunlight has been disrupted.
This video by Hakai Magazine on the 'new Arctic' explains the latest research on how this is happening, from warm currents flowing north from the Atlantic and Pacific to drifting ice floes stirring the warmer saltier water up to the icy Arctic surface.
The rapid melting of Arctic sea ice has been named one of the most important global markers of climate change.
Meanwhile, NASA reports that Arctic sea ice is now declining at a rate of 13.4 percent per decade.
None of us should be resting easy.