Arctic sea ice levels are on course to a new record low, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

NOAA reported that the record heat that is baking Alaska caused the start of snowmelt in May 13, the earliest snowmelt date in 73 years of record-keeping, beating the previous mark set in 2002 by a full 10 days.

Temperatures in Alaska, average more than 11 degrees above normal, “shattering the previous record set in 2015,” NOAA said.

“It looks like late Ju...

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