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SLED DOGS WADE THROUGH RECORD ICE MELT.

Last week's 40F (!! 22.2C) spike in arctic temps made possible this image of sled dogs wading through surface water melt. It’s a great photo to share because it shows how record sea ice melt is causing rapidly changing conditions for climate scientists.
“Our climate model simulations expect there to be a general decline in the length of the sea ice season around Greenland, [but] how fast and how much is very much dependent on how much global temperature rises.”

— Ruth Mottram, climate scientist at the Danish Meteorological Institute. Her colleague Steffen Olsen took the shot June 13 on a routine mission through the Inglefield Gulf in northwest Greenland.