UN sounds alarm over Arctic ice melt

2013-05-02 18:35
Coca-Cola will give €3m ($4m) to conservation group WWF over the next three years to help kick-start a campaign to protect the Arctic from the impacts of global warming. (John McConnico, AP)

Coca-Cola will give €3m ($4m) to conservation group WWF over the next three years to help kick-start a campaign to protect the Arctic from the impacts of global warming. (John McConnico, AP)

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Geneva - The Arctic's sea ice melted at a record pace in 2012, the ninth-hottest year on record, compounding concerns about climate change underscored by extreme weather such as Hurricane Sandy, the UN weather agency said on Thursday.

In a report on the situation in 2012, the World Meteorological Organisation said that during the August to September melting season, the Arctic's sea ice cover was just 3.4 million square kilometres - a full 18% less than the previous record low set in 2007.

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