July sea ice second lowest ever

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    July sea ice second lowest: oldest ice begins to melt

    Arctic sea ice extent averaged for July was the second lowest in the satellite record, after 2007. After a slowdown in the rate of ice loss, the old, thick ice that moved into the southern Beaufort Sea last winter is beginning to melt out.

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    Are the Maldives under water?
     
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    Known for their amazing reef life, the 1,192 islands that make up the Maldives, in the Indian Ocean, have a dubious claim to fame: they are among the lowest-lying islands on Earth (their average elevation is just over two metres above sea level). The 2004 Tsumani destroyed 14 of the archipelago’s 280 inhabited islands and three of them were evacuated in March this year due to rising sea levels.

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    Nothing to see here.
     
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    I actually doubt the original post but even if it is true it doesn't take into account the fact that the Antarctic is orders of magnitude greater. In fact the GLOBAL sea ice anomaly is more than at any time since 1980. In fact there is more ice globally than there was in 1980. So Chris you earn a huge yawn here.
     
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    Um, but if all that ice melted wouldn't the Maldives already be underwater?
     
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    No, because melting land glaciers are what causes sea levels to rise the most.
     
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    Well I guess when my friend in the Maldives stops sending me mail I'll know for certain the end is near.
     
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    BTW...How many climate research labs are at or near sea level, and when will they be moving to higher ground so they can save us all when the seas rise by 20 feet?
     

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