The ice is melting faster than expected and there are fewer ice caps in the Arctic.
But what will happen to the world’s sea ice when the polar vortex finally dissipates?
Here’s what you need to know about the future.
The ice is shrinking rapidly The sea ice cover in the polar regions is shrinking by about 30% a year, according to a recent study by the University of Oxford, and is now a third of its pre-industrial level.
That is, the ice has shrunk to just 3% of its peak.
That’s about half the size of the entire Antarctic ice cap, which covers about a third the Arctic Ocean.
Scientists are already seeing a slowing of the sea ice decline in the Beaufort Sea, which sits in the middle of the Beaufels Sea.
The Arctic sea is covered with a layer of ice called sea ice, and the ice forms on land and floats on water.
It can be seen from space but can be hard to see with the naked eye.
It is thought that this ice cover will decline by around 10% a decade.
The loss of sea ice is not caused by the warming of the planet, but by changes in the Earth’s orbit around the sun.
Scientists think this has caused the ice to shrink more slowly than predicted.
The amount of ice is also decreasing, and it’s expected to fall by 10% in a decade or two.
The Arctic ice is thin, so it is also losing heat more slowly.
That means it is getting thinner and lighter, which means it can retain more water and that will affect the sea level.
The researchers say that is making it more vulnerable to rising sea levels, which will increase the risk of storm surges.
Ice caps are becoming less stable in the arcticThe melting of the ice cap means there is less ice to hold in the water.
The ice caps are being broken up by winds, and by the sun, which makes the ice melt faster and faster.
This makes the sea water rise, and as it rises it pushes water up the coast.
This will make it more difficult for the ice sheets to hold water, so they will begin to break up.
This is causing ice to lose a lot of its strength and the glaciers are starting to break.
At the same time, the water is getting warmer and the seas are getting more salty, so that water can be pumped into the ocean and hold the ice in place.
This can lead to further melting.
We could see a sea level rise of about 20cm by 2100The scientists at the University at Albany think that the ice will disappear within the next few decades.
The scientists say that this will lead to a sea rise of around 20cm, which is comparable to what happened in the last ice age about 11,500 years ago.
That sea level would be about one metre higher than it is today, which would mean the ice caps could disappear in the next century.
But this will be an even bigger problem if the ice continues to shrink.
That would mean sea levels could rise more than a metre, which could threaten coastal towns and cities.
Some scientists have proposed that we should try to slow the loss of ice by rerouting the wind and sea.
This would be done through the construction of icebreaker ships, which can take the sea off the coast of the world.
How the world is reacting to the Arctic’s disappearanceThe world is starting to take notice.
The European Union and Canada have set up programmes to reduce the amount of heat that goes into the Arctic, which they believe will help mitigate the consequences of climate change.
The United States has pledged to increase its use of offshore wind turbines to help keep sea levels at bay.
Australia is also preparing to build more wind farms and solar panels to help combat the rising sea level as a result of global warming.
Ase lightSource: University of Bristol, via BBC News