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Arctic Ice Melt Could Pause for Several Years, Then Resume Again


August 11, 2011

Arctic ice melt Although arctic sea ice appears fated to melt as the climate continues to warm, the ice may temporarily stabilize or somewhat expand at times over the next few decades, new research indicates. Full Story

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National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

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