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Recent Climate, Glacier Changes in Antarctica at the "Upper Bound" of Normal
April 14, 2013
In recent decades, glaciers at the edge of Antarctica have thinned, and research has shown the rate of thinning has accelerated and contributed significantly to sea level rise. New ice core research led by the University of Washington indicates that the changes, though dramatic, cannot be confidently attributed to human-caused global warming.
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