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2014 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Sixth Lowest On Record

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2014 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Sixth Lowest On Record



Arctic sea ice coverage continued its below-average trend this year as the ice declined to its annual minimum on Sept. 17, according to the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Over the 2014 summer, Arctic sea ice melted back from its maximum extent reached in March to a coverage area of 1.94 million square miles (5.02 million square kilometers), according to analysis from NASA and NSIDC scientists. This year's minimum extent is similar to last year's and below the 1981-2010 average of 2.40 million square miles (6.22 million square km).

"Arctic sea ice coverage in 2014 is the sixth lowest recorded since 1978. The summer started off relatively cool, and lacked the big storms or persistent winds that can break up ice and increase melting," said Walter Meier, a research scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

"Even wit…

Humanity Is The Key

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What comes to your mind first when you see this picture? :



Does it make you sad? Does it make you wonder where this child is from? Does it make you wonder why this child is thirsty? Does it make you want to give this child water?

What is the difference then between that picture and this one?:



The answer: Humanity. The difference is that people saw that child above, asked those questions and took the action necessary to see him with the liquid of life. Humanity. So simple, yet so forgotten.

No child should ever have to cry because they do not have water... or food... or shelter... or peace.

I have been taking a break from writing here because I find it hard of late to write because of the current state of our world. Constantly reporting about the climate disasters, lack of water access, state of water and the total lack of adequate attention to it all by those who only use the misery of others for their own gain etc. can take it's toll on a sentient soul. To see that the top…