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How Fast Can Ice Sheets Respond to Climate Change?


September 13, 2012

image of students on Baffin Island A new arctic study published in the journal Science is helping to unravel an important mystery surrounding climate change: How quickly glaciers can melt and grow in response to shifts in temperature. Full Story

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