Sunday, October 26, 2003

Arctic Ice Cap Melting at Worrying Rate: NASA: "The polar ice cap is melting at an alarming rate due to global warming, according to NASA scientists, with satellite images showing the ice cap has been shrinking by 10 percent per decade over the past quarter century. 'It is happening now. We cannot afford to wait a long period of time for technological solutions,' said David Rind of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York."

"Why the increase in global temperature?" [Serreze] asked. "Part of this is probably simply due to natural variability in the climate system," he added. "But the general consensus of the climate community is that part these changes are due to human impact."

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