Navigating new Arctic waters: "It was totally ice free"
For more than 30 years visiting and studying the Arctic, Jackie Grebmeier and Lee Cooper of the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory have seen some ice in the summer, even if it was a little less each year. This summer, there was none at all, another in a series of changes they have observed from their front-row seat to a warming world.
"I do feel we have a responsibility to report back that things are changing, and it does look serious," said Lee Cooper. "We need to pitch in and do something, both personally and as a society, to slow down what appears to me to be irreversible climate change."