Earth & Environment

Is melting Arctic ice altering our maps?

National Geographic have released a new edition of their Atlas map which shows the shocking decline of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean over the past decade.

The animation above, courtesy of National Geographic, shows the change in Arctic mapping every five years between 2000 – 2015 as published in their editions of Atlas of the World.

The following video explores and discusses the change of the Arctic ice and what has changed over the past decade.

“With the trend we’re seeing now, it’s very likely that there will be a day within this century that there will be no ice in the Arctic” – Josefino Comiso, Senior Research Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center