Climate change
Arctic ice formations expand by one-third
© RIA Novosti. Alexei Kudenko

Arctic ice formations expand by one-third

Arctic ice formations have expanded by one-third after the abnormally cold summer of 2013, the BBC reported.

Ice formations also continued to expand in 2014, scientists note. This made it possible to compensate for the ice-floe reductions posted in the past three years.

Researchers claim that fluctuating summer temperatures influence ice formations much more actively than previously thought. Although scientists agree that 2013 was a unique year, ice formations will continue to shrink due to climate change.

Satellite data shows that Arctic ice formations have dwindled by 40 percent over the past 35 years.