So if you haven't heard yet, the sea ice in the Arctic is quickly melting away due to our continued burning of oil and gas that scientists say are causing all sorts of disruptions in the Earth's climate.
While most people don't need any more proof that the Arctic is melting, new spy satellite photos released by the U.S. Military today put the nail in the climate change coffin. According to Suzanne Goldenberg at the Guardian the images remained a secret under the Bush White House but have now been declassified by the new administration.
Here's a particularly mind blowing photo set:
You can see the entire photo set on the US Department of the Interior's website.