An appreciation of the persistently grim tweets from the Norway Ice Service


Monday through Friday of each week, the Norwegian Ice Service, a government agency within the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, tweets out rather dismal news about the state of the thawing Arctic.

But these tweets aren’t intended to be grim. They’re simply an objective account of the modern Arctic reality. Each morning, the agency puts the current sea ice cover over a large swath of ocean between Norway and the North Pole into an emotionless, historical perspective. 

Take, for instance, a post from August 22, 2018:

This is the lowest area for this day of the year in our records dating back to 1967.

— Norway Ice Service (@Istjenesten) August 22, 2018 Read more…

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