The 2017 annual report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently revealed news regarding the Arctic region, and it does not look to be normal. The Arctic is apparently never going to be the same, as rising global temperatures has caused the region to reach an ice-free state.

Other reports have surfaced, all finding similar patterns in today’s global air temperature.

“The rate of change is unprecedented in at least the last 1,500 years and probably going back even further than that,” marine scientist Jeremy Mathis of the NOAA said. “Not only are we seeing big changes, we’re seeing the pace of that change begin to increase.”