News From the Field
Arctic at Warmest Levels in 2,000 Years or More
September 3, 2009
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Arctic temperatures in the 1990s reached their warmest levels of any decade in at least 2,000 years. New research published in the journal Science provides evidence that the Arctic would be cooling if not for greenhouse gas emissions that are overpowering natural climate patterns.Full Story
National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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