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Long-term Cooling Trend in Arctic Abruptly Reverses, Signaling Potential for Sea Rise


September 3, 2009

reversed arctic cooling A new study, led by Northern Arizona University and involving the University of Colorado at Boulder, indicates Arctic temperatures have reversed from a long-term cooling trend and are now the warmest they have been in at least 2,000 years--bad news for the world's coastal cities facing rising seas in the coming decades. Full Story

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