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An icy retreat

Guest Commentary by Dirk Notz, MPI Hamburg<p>It’s almost routine by now: Every summer, many of those interested in climate change check again and again …

Failed claim right out of the gate: Climate change altering Greenland ice sheet & accelerating sea level rise

From the “why worry, the 99.7% of the ice is still there” department and York University comes this climate claim that has to do with a natural event …

Are the Effects of Global Warming Really that Bad?

Eight degrees Fahrenheit. It may not sound like much—perhaps the difference between wearing a sweater and not wearing one on an early-spring day. But …

On the Brink: The Melting of Earth’s Polar Ice Caps

Abstract<p>Research indicates that earth’s polar ice caps are melting at a faster rate than ever before, a product of continued global warming. …

Arctic Sea Ice: What, Why, and What Next

On September 19th, NSIDC, the National Snow and Ice Data Center, announced that Arctic sea ice has shrunk as far as it will shrink this summer, and …

NASA Study Shows Global Sea Ice Diminishing, Despite Antarctic Gains

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Irreversible collapse of Antarctic glaciers has begun, studies say

A slow-motion and irreversible collapse of a massive cluster of glaciers in Antarctica has begun, and could cause sea levels to rise across the planet by another 4 feet within 200 years, scientists concluded in two studies released Monday.<p>Researchers had previously estimated that the cluster in the …

Global Warming