Record low Antarctic sea ice levels worry scientists

Antarctic sea ice reached a record low for the month of June, increasing calls from scientists to intensify research and monitoring of the Earth’s polar ice caps.

Since 2016, Antarctic sea ice has declined at a rate not observed since satellite records began in the 1970s. In 2022, for the first time on record, some coastal areas became ice-free for the first time in Antarctica as landfast ice experienced “significant loss”, the WMO said.