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Arctic and Antarctic sea ice at record low in January: UN

WASHINGTON: The extent of sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic last month was the lowest on record for January, the U.N. World Meteorological Organization said on Friday, while concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit a record level. "The missing ice in both poles has been quite extraordinary," David Carlson, Director of the World Climate Research Programme, told a U.N. briefing in Geneva. In 2012, Antarctic sea ice actually hit a record monthly high, with scientists theorizing that melting ice shelves…