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Arctic sea ice hits annual low

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  • 27 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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A 420 foot long advanced U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker called Healy, designed for polar research, currently sails peacefully at the Baffin Bay, located between Baffin Island and the west coast of Greenland.

Electrician master chief Mark Hulen, who traversed the Arctic from Seattle to Baltimore via the Northwest passage, said: “We struggled with finding a good enough piece of ice to stand on. Nothing was thick enough.”

The temperatures in Arctic region have risen about twice as fast as global temperatures.  National Snow and Ice Data Center, at the University of Colorado, said that Arctic sea ice has hit its annual low on September 16.

A study published earlier this month had warned that this warming can lead to extreme cold events in parts of Asia and North America.