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Southern Glaciers Grow Out of Step With North


April 30, 2009

Mueller Glacier The vast majority of the world's glaciers are retreating as the planet gets warmer. But a few, including ones south of the equator, in South America and New Zealand, are inching forward. A new study in the journal Science puts this enigma in perspective; for the last 7,000 years, New Zealand's largest glaciers have often moved out of step with glaciers in the Northern Hemisphere, pointing to strong regional variations in climate. Full Story

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The Earth Institute at Columbia University

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