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    Polar Ice Caps Melting Six Times Faster Than in the 1990s

    Polar Ice Caps Melting Six Times Faster Than in the 1990s

    The polar ice caps are melting six times faster than they were in the 1990s, the most comprehensive look at the data to date has found. That data, compiled and analyzed by the Ice Sheet Mass Balance Intercomparison Exercise (IMBIE), puts the melting of Greenland and Antarctica‘s ice sheets on track with the worst-case-scenario prediction […]

    Ozone-Depleting Substances May Have Driven Arctic Warming, Study Finds

    Ozone-Depleting Substances May Have Driven Arctic Warming, Study Finds

    The world awakened to the hole in the ozone layer in 1985, which scientists attributed it to ozone-depleting substances. Two years later, in Montreal, the world agreed to ban the halogen compounds causing the massive hole over Antarctica. Research now shows that those chemicals didn’t just cut a hole in the ozone layer, they also […]

    92 Percent of Greenland’s Residents Believe Climate Change Is Happening

    92 Percent of Greenland’s Residents Believe Climate Change Is Happening

    By Karin Kirk Greenland had quite the summer. It rose from peaceful obscurity to global headliner as ice melted so swiftly and massively that many were left grasping for adjectives. Then, Greenland’s profile was further boosted, albeit not to its delight, when President Trump expressed interest in buying it, only to be summarily dismissed by […]