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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Arctic Ice Thawing in Record-Retreat

Climate scientists are seeing strong evidence of the Big Thaw coming this summer, most likely to break the record low of 2007.

This photo shows two coast guards leading two researchers hauling a buoy, to be deployed in the open ocean. Scientists has estimated a realistic chance that the North Pole melts out this year. The thawing of the Arctic can further re-enforce the Earth warming trend as dark water are exposed and less ice are available as reflector.

See NSIDC (National Snow and Ice Data Center) for updates.

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