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Arctic ice may all melt in summer by 2040 – study
By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 11 (Reuters) – Global warming could melt the Arctic’s ice during the summer as early as 2040, raising serious …

Arctic ice could disappear in summer by 2040: study
Global warming could melt almost all of the ice in the arctic during the summer months by the year 2040, according to a study to be published Tuesday.

2 December 2006
Arctic sea ice ‘faces rapid melt’
By Jonathan Amos, Science reporter, BBC News, San Francisco

A new model forecasts largely ice-free summers by 2040

The Arctic may be close to a tipping point that sees all-year-round ice disappear very rapidly in the next few decades, US scientists have warned.

Last month, the sea that was frozen covered an area that was two million sq km less than the historical average… “That’s an area the size of Alaska,” said leading ice expert Mark Serreze.

NCAR map
In one NCAR simulation, September ice was seen to shrink from about 5.9 million sq km to 1.9 million sq km in just a 10-year period. By 2040, only a small amount of perennial sea ice remained along the north coasts of Greenland and Canada, while most of the Arctic basin was ice-free in September.