(CBS/AP) WASHINGTON - Ice in the Arctic Ocean has dwindled down to the lowest point in history, according to new reports.

The ice cap at the North Pole measured 1.32 million square miles on Sunday. That's 18 percent smaller than the previous record of 1.61 million square miles set in 2007, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado. Records go back to 1979 based on satellite tracking. Old records were smashed in a critical climate indicator showing an ever warming world.

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