Arctic ice reached its second minimum extent, 3.74 million square kilometers, probably on September 15 in the summer of 2020.
This was announced by the National Snow and Ice Data Center, the US research institute at the University of Colorado, as reported by Greenpeace in a statement.
Arctic sea ice has already lost two-thirds of its volume, and the extent of sea ice has steadily decreased in recent decades. "The rapid disappearance of sea ice is a clear sign of how much our planet is in danger. As the Arctic melts, the ocean absorbs more heat and we all become more exposed to the devastating effects of the climate emergency", comments Laura Meller of the Greenpeace Nordic Oceans campaign, currently aboard the Arctic Sunrise ship, engaged in an expedition right among the sea ice of the Arctic.