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11 June, 2004

Polar News: Greenland Climate Change Arcticle in NY Times and more!

Dear TEA Community,

The below polar news update includes links to two arcticles that appeared in the NY Times this week. If you are not familiar with the NYTimes online, it is free to sign up and receive arcticles that are less than one week old. After a week you need to pay for them. If you would like to get a copy of the these arcticles for free the time is now. The one entitled "An Icy Riddle as Big as Greenland" features the work of two researchers who worked with TEAs -- Konrad Steffen who worked with Cathi Koehler and Joe McConnell who worked with Lars Long.

**************************************************************** An Icy Riddle as Big as Greenland

June 8, 2004 By ANDREW C. REVKIN

The Greenland Ice Cap and the swirling seas nearby have emerged as vital pieces of an urgent puzzle posed by global warming.

SWISS CAMP, Greenland Ice Cap - This vaulting heap of ice and the swirling seas nearby have emerged as vital pieces of an urgent puzzle posed by global warming. Can the continuing slow increase in worldwide temperatures touch off abrupt climate upheavals?

Each piece of the puzzle is a dynamic and complicated body of water. One, the North Atlantic, is some two miles deep and liquid. The other, this ice cap, is two miles high and solid. For scale, think of it as a freshwater Gulf of Mexico that has been frozen, inverted and plunked atop the world's largest island.

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/08/science/earth/08gree.html?ex=3D1087960 364&ei=3D1&en=3D6fc61943b4e2421d **************************************************************** A New Ice Age? None Soon, Snow 2 Miles Deep Implies

June 10, 2004 By ANDREW C. REVKIN

Despite the recent trend toward global warming, scientists have long wondered whether the earth is nearing another ice age, an end to the 12,000-year temperate spell in which modern civilizations arose. Some have said such a transition is overdue, given that each of the three temperate intervals that immediately preceded the current one lasted only about 10,000 years.

But now, in an eagerly awaited study, a group of climate and ice experts say they have new evidence that earth is not even halfway through the current warm era. The evidence comes from the oldest layers of Antarctic ice ever sampled http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/10/science/10CLIM.html?ex=3D1087960445&ei =3D1&en=3D3e2539dfe1f10550

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