Despite fears over global warming the amount of sea ice at the South Pole is breaking new records.
Despite the fact that there is more ice at Antarctica now than has ever been recorded before by a satellite, climatologists are keen to emphasize that this does not disprove Global warming. The quantity of ice is believed to be the result of stronger winds being generated by warmer Antarctic temperatures, creating sea ice that extends over 7.51 million square miles around the continent.
In contrast to the south, sea ice at the Arctic saw a record low this year with a minimum of 1.39 million square miles, a reduction of 300,000 since 2007. Both regions are in opposite seasons and have different geology which can affect the creation and reduction of sea ice.
"The sea ice circling Antarctica reached record levels late last month, extending 7."
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