worse than we thought – sea ice loss!

Meanwhile, sea ice in the Arctic reached a record low this year, covering just 1.59 million square miles and thus shattering the previous 2005 minimum of 2.05 million square miles. The observed rate of loss is faster than anything predicted, says senior research scientist Mark Serreze of the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado.
Scientific American, 26 Nov 2007

see also new category – the tendency for news stories about climate change to be not only bad news but “worse than we thought”