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  •  The article is a bit misleading (7+ / 0-)

    That article is a bit confusing.

    It discusses a Nature article, which documented substantial ice loss in the Greenland ice sheet during the Eemian interglacial period although it was not ice free. One implication of that observation is that sea level rise during the period may have had a greater contribution from West Antarctica.

    At the same time, it discusses the dramatic melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet during the summer of 2012, when 97% of the GIS experiences some ice loss. That was far more extensive that expected.

    Together, these observations do not seem to suggest that the Greenland Ice Sheet is stable and resistant to climate changes. Likewise, there is no parallel to the CO2 concentrations we are seeing now in Eemian so the climate dynamics are a bit different.

    Be radical in your compassion.

    by DWG on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 08:03:32 AM PST

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