The time-lapse video by Mark Tschudi from the university of Colorado clearly shows the changes in sea ice age over the Arctic since 1987.
Video courtesy of You Tube.
You can see that the amount of older, thicker sea ice has greatly diminished during the past 27 years and has given way to the younger, thinner ice, which is much more susceptible to completely melting out by the end of the summer.
Seven of the lowest, annual Arctic sea ice minimums since 1979 have all occurred over the past 7 years.
The string of record high monthly temperatures continues and then some.
Highest, global monthly temperature anomaly on record was set last month.
Want to learn more about global ice? Be sure to check out NASA's Global Ice Viewer.
New research shows that recent global climate trends have caused widespread increases in both plant growth and evaporation over the past 32 years, especially during periodic drought cycles that are linked to strong El Nino events.
Global surface temperature records keep falling.
September 2015 ended up as the second warmest September on record globally for land/ocean surface combined, according to NASA GISS.