10 Jun

National Geographic Atlas is struggling to keep up with redrawing Arctic Ice on map

The world of Arctic Rising is breathing down our necks:

“The shrinking of the Arctic ice sheet in the upcoming 10th edition of the National Geographic Atlas of the World is one of the most striking changes in the publication’s history, geographers say.

The reduction in multiyear ice—commonly defined as ice that has survived for two summers—is so noticeable compared with previous editions that National Geographic Geographer Juan José Valdés calls it ‘the biggest visible change other than the breakup of the U.S.S.R.'”

(Via Shrinking Arctic Ice Prompts Drastic Change in National Geographic Atlas.)

Hat tip to Elizabeth Bear on twitter for the link: