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Posted Sat Mar 22 2008: from DailyKos Diary:
Early look at 2008 Arctic sea ice levels
In December a scientist on an icebreaker there described it as "styrofoam in a bath tub." The big unknown is whether atmospheric conditions (reduced cloudiness and increased air temps) will aid the melting as they did in 2007. If they do, expect a big melt beyond last year's. I hesitate to say that a complete loss is possible, but based on the present conditions we could well see the main pack split in two for the first time.
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