CBS News quotes Mayewski in report on dwindling Arctic sea ice

Paul Mayewski, director of the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute, was quoted in the CBS News report, “Arctic sea ice dwindles to record low for winter.” The National Snow and Ice Data Center in Colorado found that in March, the Arctic set a record low for winter peak sea ice area: 5.57 million square miles, according to the article. The record ice melt comes at the end of a season marked by unusually warm temperatures in the Arctic, CBS News reported. During Christmas week, the North Pole soared to about 50 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than normal, a weather pattern Mayewski described as “remarkable,” the article states.