The Catlin Arctic Survey team with Pen Hadow visited the north Pole earlier this year during a research project where they concluded that most of the ice will melt in 10 years during the summer. Earlier the region visited it contained thicker multiyear ice which lasted long. Now the ice is down to 1.8 meters (six feet) and melts faster.
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Wadhams said the Catlin Arctic Survey data supports the new consensus that the Arctic will be ice-free in summer within 20 years, and that much of the decrease will happen within 10 years.
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