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A century of human impact on arctic climate indicated by new models and historic aerosol data contained in ice cores


September 12, 2013

an ice core sample melting A new study, authored by National Science Foundation-funded, U.S. investigators at the Desert Research Institute and their Canadian colleagues, suggests that both manmade and natural factors--specifically sulphate aerosols from industrial activity and volcanic emissions, in addition to greenhouse gas releases from fossil fuel burning--account for arctic surface temperature variations from 1900 to the present. Full Story

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