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Steffen Tietsche

Senior Scientist, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

Expertise: Sea ice, Air-sea interaction, Arctic climate, Weather prediction

Analysis of "The big melt: Global sea ice at record low"

The five scientists who reviewed the article concluded that it is accurate. It properly conveys the core facts about global sea ice extent and the attribution of continuing sea ice loss to human-induced warming of the climate—primarily in the Arctic, as the low sea ice extent around Antarctica this year has not yet been clearly connected to climate change.