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Arctic at Warmest Levels in 2,000 Years or More


September 3, 2009

polar graphic Arctic temperatures in the 1990s reached their warmest levels of any decade in at least 2,000 years. New research published in the journal Science provides evidence that the Arctic would be cooling if not for greenhouse gas emissions that are overpowering natural climate patterns. Full Story

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National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

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