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There is a good news and a bad news.
The good news is that summer ice cover is certain to survive if average global warming does not rise more than 1.5 degree Celsius above pre-industrial era levels.
The bad news is that Scientists are far less sure this goal can be achieved. It is believed that we may see the first year of 1.5 degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels within a decade.
The 1.5 degree Celsius is the goal laid down in the 196-nation Paris climate pact. A target of 2 degree Celsius was identified as the guardrail for dangerous warming. A 2 degree Celsius rise would give humanity a coin-toss chance of keeping the North Pole white.