Monday, September 22, 2003

Breakup of Ice Shelf Signals Climate Change, Scientists Say: " large ice shelf that has jutted into the Arctic Ocean from the northernmost part of Canada for at least 3,000 years has broken up over the last two years, providing fresh evidence that the region is warming past thresholds that can produce abrupt changes, scientists said today.
The scientists, from Laval University in Quebec and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, described the changes in a paper published in the current issue of Geophysical Research Letters.
The disintegration of the ancient ice shelf — the largest in the Arctic — ..."

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