Arctic on thin ice
THE ICE cover in the Arctic sea shrank to its summer minimum in September, according to NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder. "Arctic sea ice coverage in 2014 is the sixth-lowest recorded since 1978," says Walter Meier, a researcher at NASA. September is the month when Arctic ice reaches its lowest "extent" of the year. Sea ice is frozen ocean water that melts each summer and refreezes each winter. It acts as an air conditioner for the planet, reflecting Sun's energy. "Even with a relatively cool year, the ice is so much thinner than it used to be," Meier said. "It's more susceptible to melting."
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Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, at the United Nations General Assembly