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Last Year Was Earth's Coolest Since 2000

Last Year Was Earth's Coolest Since 2000

NEW YORK, New York, February 24, 2009 (ENS) – Climatologists at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City said today that 2008 was the planet’s coolest year since 2000. Yet this does not mean that global warming is no longer a threat, they said. The analysis also showed that 2008 was…

Antarctic Ice Shelf Collapse Blamed on Warming Climate

Antarctic Ice Shelf Collapse Blamed on Warming Climate

BOULDER, Colorado, March 26, 2008 (ENS) – An Antarctic ice shelf the size of Manhattan that has been in place for several hundred years is collapsing and falling into the sea because of rapid climate change in a fast-warming region of Antarctica, scientists say. The Wilkins Ice Shelf is a broad plate of permanent floating…