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polar ice cap

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He had traced through cold and heat, across the deeps of the oceans, with instruments of his own invention, over the inhospitable heart of the polar ice and the sterile visage of the deserts, league by league, patiently, unweariedly, remorselessly, from their ever-shifting cradle under the magnetic pole to their exalted death-bed in the utmost ether of the upper atmosphere each one of the Isoconical Tellurions Lavalle's Curves, as we call them today.
Carl Sagan was the first to suggest a practical way in which an atmosphere could be introduced to Mars, by vaporising the carbon dioxide ice and water ice trapped beneath the northern polar ice cap.
An environmental analyst claims that satellite data collected by NASA revealed polar ice caps have not melted due to global warming.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- New research suggests liquid water is present beneath the south polar ice cap of Mars.
This rise in temperature from the greenhouse effect has a disastrous impact on agriculture and eventually on sea levels because of melting of polar ice. It also causes heavier rains, severe hurricanes and tornadoes.
[USA], Oct 24 (ANI): Operation IceBridge, NASA's aerial survey of polar ice, captured two tabular icebergs while flying over the northern Antarctic Peninsula.
If polar ice continues to melt, forests are slashed and greenhouse gases rise to new highs -- as they currently do each year -- the Earth will pass a tipping point.
During the "greenhouse interval", there were no permanent polar ice sheets and sea temperatures around Britain reached a balmy 25degC.
And that, in a nutshell, defines the challenge posed by the rapid thinning of polar ice: how to ensure that the newly exposed potential of the Arctic is exploited peacefully and without further damage to the environment.
Its latest study discovered that Greenland's polar ice is melting at a much higher rate than first anticipated-and is completely invisible to the naked eye.
The artwork by RM Parry and Chris Glynn is meant to symbolise the shrinking of the polar ice cap.