This animation provided by the German Space Agency (DLR) shows Arctic ice cover from 1978 to 2010. The past five years have seen the lowest Arctic sea-ice extent since satellite measurements began in the 1970s.
About Marc Boucher
Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20 years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.