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Earth's Heat Adds to Climate Change to Melt Greenland Ice
December 7, 2007
Scientists have discovered what they think may be another reason why Greenland's ice is melting: a thin spot in the Earth's crust is enabling underground magma to heat the ice. They have found at least one "hotspot" in the northeast corner of Greenland--just below a site where an ice stream was recently discovered.
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