Penguins on a ice floe in the Antarctic. Last month saw the lowest extent of Antarctic sea ice on record for July. Photo: The Record/TNS
Penguins on a ice floe in the Antarctic. Last month saw the lowest extent of Antarctic sea ice on record for July. Photo: The Record/TNS
Antarctica

Antarctic sea ice retreats to lowest level since records began 44 years ago

  • Last month saw the lowest extent of Antarctic sea ice on record for July, following record low levels for June too, according to a monitoring group
  • July was also dry across much of the Americas, Central Asia and Australia, but wetter than usual in eastern Russia, northern China and eastern Africa

Penguins on a ice floe in the Antarctic. Last month saw the lowest extent of Antarctic sea ice on record for July. Photo: The Record/TNS
Penguins on a ice floe in the Antarctic. Last month saw the lowest extent of Antarctic sea ice on record for July. Photo: The Record/TNS
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