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Current Melting of Greenland's Ice Mimicks 1920s-1940s Event
December 6, 2007
Two researchers spent months in Greenland scouring through old expedition logs and reports and reviewing 70 year-old maps and photos before making a surprising discovery: They found that the effects of the current warming and melting of Greenland 's glaciers that has alarmed the world's climate scientists, occurred in the decades following an abrupt warming in the 1920s.
Ohio State University
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