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Researchers Predict Sea Ice-Free Arctic Summers By 2050
2013-04-13 08:18:46

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The question of ice-free summers in the Arctic, for most scientists, is not "if," but "when." A new study by two National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists says that "when" is coming sooner than many thought. Already, the Arctic has experienced a loss of thick, multi-year ice, with last September´s extent being less than half the average of 1979-2000. The scientists, James Overland...

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2009-04-03 06:20:00

According to new analysis, arctic sea ice is melting so fast that the majority of it could be gone within the next 30 years.  The forecast is based on analysis generated using computer models of weather and climate.If the white ice melts, it will be replaced with dark ocean surface that will absorb sunlight. This will then speed up the global warming process.The findings increase concern about global warming, a problem that has become a focus of the G20 discussions under way in...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.