Polar ice feels the heat

This is the first of a two-part series on global climate change.

By Agnieszka Biskup, 00:00 AM April 23, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glaciers have retreated dramatically all over world. Here are some photos of Alaska’s Muir Glacier, photographed by glaciologist William O. Field on 13 August 1941 (left) and by geologist Bruce F. Molnia on 31 August 2004 (right).

 

Glaciers have retreated dramatically all over world. Here are some photos of Alaska’s Muir Glacier, photographed by glaciologist William O. Field on 13 August 1941 (left) and by geologist Bruce F. Molnia on 31 August 2004 (right).

 

National Snow and Ice Data Center, W. O. Field, B. F. Molnia.

Can you feel the world getting warmer? Maybe you can’t, but ice across the planet’s surface has certainly been feeling the heat, according to new reports. Indeed, the dramatic shrinkage of Arc...

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