One place is expected to retain its summer sea ice when it's mostly melted in the rest of the Arctic: this is the Last Ice Area.
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The latest scientific projections agree that summer sea ice in the Arctic Ocean will be largely gone within a generation. This will undercut a whole ecosystem dependent on sea ice.
The exception is a region in the high Arctic of Canada and Greenland projected to be the last stronghold of summer sea ice as the Earth continues to warm due to climate change. In the coming years, it will be essential as an enduring home for ice-dependent life.
Where is the Last Ice Area?
This map shows the extent of summer sea ice projected for 2040 and beyond, as viewed from the north pole.
The prediction is for a fringe of ice to remain in Northeast Canada and Northern Greenland when all other large areas of summer ice are gone.