Third Less In 50 Years.
Washington — The ice of the Arctic Ocean is melting so rapidly that more than one-third of it has disappeared in fifty vears.
This is the conclusion that may be drawn from the remarkable drift of the Russian ice-breaker Sedov last winter, first detailed reports of which have just been received in the United States.
The higher winter temperatures, American experts say, might be considered a temporary fluctuation, but the ice thickness measurements show clearly that the trend to warmer weather in the Arctic basin must have been continuous for some years.
Source: Thomas R. Henry, The Auckland Star