As Director of the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, glaciologist Hajo Eicken has less time for field work. Last time we talked, 2007 was the first time the world had seen a significant decline in summer sea ice. Since then, new records have been set and the new normal is large tracts of open water in the summer. Hajo talks about additional unanticipated changes like the near complete loss of winter ice in parts of the Arctic.

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