Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Climate warming rapidly

Fresh report on global warming, from the Washington Post (registration may be required).
The warming around Earth's tropical belt is a signal suggesting that the "climate system has exceeded a critical threshold," which has sent tropical-zone glaciers in full retreat and will melt them completely "in the near future," said Lonnie G. Thompson, a scientist who for 23 years has been taking core samples from the ancient ice of glaciers.

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