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Global Warming Proof: Expansion of Antarctic sea ice March 31, 2013

Posted by honestclimate in climate change.
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Expanding ice ‘may keep Antarctic cool’

April 01, 2013

GLOBAL warming has led to more sea ice near Antarctica – a situation that scientists say could help keep the region cool amid rising temperatures.

A Dutch study says that unlike in the Arctic region, sea ice around Antarctica has expanded at a significant rate since 1985.

Published online in Nature Geoscience, the article suggests cool freshwater from melt beneath the Antarctic ice shelves has insulated offshore sea ice from the warming ocean beneath.

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