A new video produced by independent videographer Peter Sinclair for The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media explains what expert scientists now find to be the lowest extent of Arctic sea ice in recorded history.
As Dr. Jennifer Francis (Rutgers University) says:
"This loss of sea ice this summer is just such a stunning example of how the climate system is changing right before our very eyes. This is something that anyone can see. You don't have to be a scientist.
...This is a real problem. This is a big problem. It's happening now. It's not happening generations from now."
Dr. Francis predicts that record low Arctic ice this year may create extreme winter weather conditions for parts of the Northern Hemisphere this year. It could happen in Russia, or Europe (as it was last year), or it could be us.
The video is 6 1/2 minutes long.