Interesting Fact # 1043 - Global Warming

According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), the Arctic ice cap is thinner than ever.

On the other side of the world, an ice bridge linking a shelf of ice the size of Jamaica to two islands in Antarctica has snapped. Scientists say the collapse could mean the Wilkins Ice Shelf is on the brink of breaking away, and provides further evidence of rapid change in the region.

(Recent satellite observations indicates that sea ice cover continues to shrink due to global warming.)