New evidence of Arctic climate change
Over the past ten years, the year-round core of the Arctic ice shield has lost up to two thirds of its surface area and become almost 25 percent thinner. Last spring, the concentration of stratospheric ozone above the High Arctic was down to levels above the Antarctic.
The media heard this Monday from Dr Vladimir Sokolov, who led the exploration team at Russia’s North Pole-38 research outpost.
The North Pole stations sit on thick Arctic ice floes.