GREENBELT, Md. -- Even with a cooler summer, NASA officials say that sea ice in the Arctic will shrink to one of the lowest rates on record.
Earlier this week, the icy cover of the Arctic Ocean was measured at 2.5 million square miles. the lowest point was measured last year at 1.6 million square miles.
See the link below for more on the story and what NASA glaciologist Walt Meier has to say about the issue: