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How Much is the Earth Melting?

We didn't really know--until now. The ocean, which has risen an average of 8 inches since 1900, should rise another 3 feet or so by 2100, but without an accurate record of where we started, we can't know if the melting starts to speed up or (hopefully) slow down.

On the Climate Central website, Michael D. Lemonick quotes researcher...
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Only 4 Years Left?

One of the world's leading ice experts has predicted the final collapse of Arctic sea ice in summer months within four years. That's earlier than the Earth's predicted demise in December of 2012, but it could be a major cause of it.

In the September 17th...
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New Whitley Strieber Insight on Climate

In his dynamic new Insight, Whitley Strieber points out that time is running out--it's time for big business AND environmentalists to WORK TOGETHER to...
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NASA Spots Arctic Melt

NASA doesn't just search for life on other planets, its satellites also search the Earth for evidence of melting glaciers. Their "IceSat," which uses lasers to measure the thickness of ice, has discovered that Arctic ice is vanishing 50% faster than expected--at a...
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The Bottom of the Earth is in Trouble Too

Greenland isn't the only place where glaciers are in trouble: While the TOP of the Earth is melting, the BOTTOM of the Earth--the Antarctic--is in trouble too. The polar regions are the most sensitive places...
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Greenland is Melting

NASA satellites reveal that the surface of Greenland's massive ice sheet has melted this month over an unusually large area. NASA has been monitoring the Greenland melt for 30 years, and they're calling this one "unprecedented," partly because it's so large and also because it occurred at the COLDEST part of the country, Summit station....
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Monsters in Primeval Water?

We worry about fighting off an alien invasion in the future, but the biggest invasion of new creatures...
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Horror Movies May Come to Life

Is the horror of the "Creature From the Black Lagoon" in our future? As...
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Tiny Countries are Drowning

China's pollution may be holding back global warming somewhat, but sea levels are still rising, due to...
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Glacier Melt--Good for Big Business, Bad for Drowning Residents

The Arctic is melting, but not everyone is worried--in fact, it's opening up large reserves of oil and minerals that are causing a "cold rush" by various countries who want to mine the area. It may even lead to a new "cold war:" The US recently...
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