Arctic Ocean to See Ice-Free Summers by 2050, Study Says The analysis can be found in the scientific journal, 'Geophysical Research Letters.'
According to the study, the area's ecosystem will be "devastated" by the loss of ice.
Study co-author Bruno Tremblay, via 'USA Today' 21 research institutes around the world were involved in the study.
Figures from 40 recent climate computer models were observed for the results.
Lead author Dirk Notz adds that ice will disappear in the summer even if global emissions decrease.
Lead author Dirk Notz, via 'USA Today' According to 'The Guardian,' the area of summer ice has dropped 40 percent since 1979.
70 percent of the ice's volume has also fallen since that time.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration adds that last year's summer ice level was the second-smallest recorded.