Global warming strikes again. This is a long alleviated issue that we must get control of. Arctic Ice has melted to an all-time low as of 9/16/12, shattering the previous record set in 2007. The worst part is that in 2007, the all-time low record was shattered. The ice has shrunk from covering 1.61 million miles to 1.32 million miles. This means that the burning of fossil fuels is penetrating our protective ozone layer and our oceans are heating up. Sea levels could rise as much as 20 feet. At the rate we are headed, the ice could be melted completely by 2050. It is imperative that we mandate clean energy and save our planet.
Below you can see the state of the Arctic ice is a fraction of what is used to be. The yellow line outlines the size of the ice recorded from 1979-2000.