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CLIMATE CHANGE

 

Melting Ice caps 

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Over the past 25 years, the average annual Arctic sea ice area has decreased by about five percent and summer sea ice area has decreased by roughly 15 percent. The collapse of the Larsen Ice Shelf off the Antarctic Peninsula appears to have no precedent in the last 11,000 years.

In addition, the Greenland Ice Sheet is rapidly melting (see graphic below).

In 2007, a United Nationals panel of 2500 scientists from 130 countries concluded that ice caps will probably be completely melted by the year 2100.  Some scientists believe the total melting will occur even sooner.


 

 


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