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Model Shows Polar Ice Caps Can Recover From Warmer, Climate-induced Melting

August 17, 2011

image of a freshwater pond New University of Washington research indicates that even if the Earth warmed enough to melt all polar sea ice, the ice could recover if the planet cooled again. Full Story

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