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August 14th, 2010

From 80 degrees North

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Polar Bear on ice, Svalbard
I am mid-way through a trip through Arctic Svalbard, and this is the only chance I’ve had to log on at this latitude.  Fascinating trip – and shocking. The sea ice that normally cloaks this archipelago is at the lowest extent for August that I have seen in 25 years, an ominous sign for polar …