The scientists from National Snow and Ice Data Center and NASA said that the Arctic summer sea ice in 2021 has hit the 12th-lowest place in the satellite record.
They found that sea ice in the Arctic ocean and neighbouring basins hit its annual minimum extent on 16 September, after waning in the 2021 Northern Hemisphere spring and summer.
Reports indicate that this year, the minimum level of Arctic sea ice has significantly dropped to 4.72 million square kilometers.
Minimum extent record shows many significant declines since satellites began measuring consistently and in the last 15 years it is recorded at the lowest 15 minimum extents in the 43-year satellite record.
Claire Parkinson, a sea ice scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center said, “I don’t see any inconsistency with the Arctic sea ice extent not breaking any records this year despite global temperatures being high. The key is that the Earth is large and there are differences regionally."
Global warming is significant and is showing its effects on the environment. Many countries are trying to reduce their carbon emissions and reduce other harmful chemicals but more strict action are needed to be taken to reduce the effect.