Plenty of studies have shown that the Arctic is warming and that the ice caps are melting, but how does it compare to the past, and how serious is it?
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This year the Arctic has undergone some of its most astounding changes.
The retreat of Alaska's Columbia Glacier may halt by 2020 after climate change has melted 15 miles of the glacier, relative to its size in 1794.
Researchers have discovered that the Antarctic ice sheets grows not only from the top down, but also from the bottom up as water infiltrates the ice matrix and freezes solid.
Grasses are taking advantage of the warming Antarctic climate. Are weeds next?
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