In fact it may be standing at its greatest extent in at least 97 years.
Al Gore predicted that the Arctic ice cap could completely disappear by 2014.
However, new data released by NASA reveals that the Earth’s polar ice caps have not receded at all since satellite measurements began in 1979.
Considering that the late 1970s marked the end of a 30-year cooling trend, the polar ice caps were quite likely more extensive at that time than they had been since at least the 1920s.
This indicates that not only is polar ice receding, it is now quite possibly at its greatest extent in at least 97 years.
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