Ships moving in as Arctic sea ice level reaches record low

The Barents Observer discusses how ships are moving freely as Arctic sea ice level reaches record low. The Northern Sea Route is now completely open.

The spike in shipping along the remote Russian Arctic shipping route comes as sea ice melting over the last weeks has reached unprecedented levels.

According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, ice levels on the 15th of July stood at 7.51 million square kilometers, which is 330,000 square kilometers below the record for the time of year set in 2011.

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