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Greenland melting due equally to global warming, natural variations
May 7, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Up to half of the recent warming in Greenland and neighboring parts of the Canadian Arctic may be due to climate variations that originate in the tropical Pacific Ocean and are not connected with the overall warming of the planet. The other portion is likely due to global warming.Full Story
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