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Antarctica’s increasing snow

By |2008-02-20T00:00:00-05:00February 20th, 2008|Just the Facts Radio|

Images of ice sheets falling into the sea are common to global warming concerns. But according to the World Climate Report, the carefully studied situation in Anarctica shows anything but a melting pole. A paper recently published in Geophysical Research Letters says there has been a doubling of snow accumulation in the western Antarctic Peninsula since the 1850, and no significant change in snowfall across the continent as a whole over the past 50-plus years. Indeed, the United Nation’s own science body sees only localized changes, and a “lack of atmospheric temperatures averaged across the region.” So while [...]

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