Watch the Record Melt November 14, 2012 : 2:49 PM

In a new video from NOAA you can watch with your own eyes the record Arctic melt this year:

“The summer meltback of Arctic sea ice still hadn't reached it's full extent when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released this video on Monday (best guess was that it would happen within a few days), but what it shows is dramatic enough as it is: you can watch the ice shrink inexorably from January 1 through September 14, 2012, at which point it covers nearly 40 percent less area than its historical average.”

Source: Climate Central