Changes in the balance of greenhouse gases can have “major consequences.”
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The widespread reduction in Arctic sea ice is altering the balance of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, according to researchers from Lund University in Sweden.
This is a problem that climatologists are likely to face sooner rather than later, as the National Snow & Ice Data Center¬†reports¬†that the average sea extent for January 2013 was 5.32 million square miles, which is 409,000 square miles below the 1979 to 2000 average for the month.