Global warming is accelerating at a rate beyond what scientists initially projected, or so a report released by the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) on August 27 has indicated. The report released data showing that the summer melt has shrunken the size of Arctic sea ice down to surpass the previous record set in 2007 to about 4.10 million square kilometers. The summer melt begins in mid-March and ends in mid-September, meaning that the melting season is not over and sea ice will continue to shrink past its current levels.

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