• Chart: Antarctica Sees Huge Decline In Sea Ice Since 2014 | Statista
A new study has found that there has been a dramatic decline in Antarctic sea ice. After decades of expansion, the sea ice around the continent has been hit by a sudden and dramatic decline, wiping out the progress seen in recent years. In 2014, there was 12.78 million square kilometres of sea ice and that plunged to just 10.75 million square kilometres by 2018. Antarctica has now lost as much sea ice in four years as the Arctic has lost in the past 34 years.