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Baffin Island Ice Caps Have Shrunk 50 Percent Since the 1950s


January 28, 2008

ice caps on Baffin Island A new University of Colorado at Boulder study has shown that ice caps on the northern plateau of Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic have shrunk by more than 50 percent in the last half century as a result of warming, and are expected to disappear by the middle of the century. The study may also provide insight into the so-called 'Little Ice Age,' a period of Northern Hemisphere cooling that lasted from roughly 1250 to 1850. Full Story

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