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polar ice cap

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Interestingly, those were the same basic solutions offered to deal with the global-cooling hysteria of decades ago--that and "melting the Arctic ice cap by covering it with black soot," as Newsweek put it, citing climate experts, in an April 28, 1975, article.
Some members of the team were literally the first women from their respective countries to ever set foot on the Arctic ice cap," said Kaspersky, a keen adventurer and long-time supporter of women's polar expeditions.
During the spring and summer months, the 109th AW operates out of Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, and flies scientific researchers with the National Science Foundation and their materiel to remote field camps across the Arctic Ice Cap. In the fall and winter months, the unit conducts similar missions out of McMurdo Station, Antarctica, as part of Operation Deep Freeze.
On August 1, 1958, the USS Nautilus slipped below the icy waters of the Beaufort Sea and set a course underneath the Arctic ice cap. This cutting-edge craft was the world's first nuclear-powered submarine and had already broken a spate of records for speed and time spent below the surface.
Perhaps most critically, climate change caused by our release of C[O.sub.2] and other greenhouse gases--fueled by our ever-growing population--is melting the Arctic ice cap and increasing the severity of storms and droughts.
Gore took what his college science professor said (Gore got a D in the class) about smog being caused by fossil fuels and twisted it to say carbon dioxide, by manmade sources, is causing global warming and the arctic ice cap and glaciers will be gone by 2015!
Despite 2015 seeing the fourth smallest Arctic ice cap ever recorded, aspirations of easily navigable trade through the Northwest Passage are to be put on ice for several decades
But Tanj, the daughter of former Irish Olympian Paul Donovan, was credited with becoming the youngest person to complete a half-marathon on the Arctic ice cap.
The recent decline in the area and volume of the Canadian Arctic ice cap has therefore been attributed to the rapid warming in summer observed since 1987 (Gardner et al., 2011).
In the meantime, whatever the cause, the Arctic ice cap and the Greenland glaciers continue to melt.
As a result, we are producing record levels of greenhouse gases that warm the atmosphere, melt the planet's ice, and cause the oceans to become more acidic - threatening marine life." The Arctic ice cap is shrinking, seas are rising, and coastal cities can anticipate severe floods.
THE ARCTIC ICE CAP IS MELTING, CUTTING THE POLAR BEARS' FOOD SUPPLY AND FORCING THEM INTO AREAS WHERE PEOPLE LIVE AND CAMP.

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