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Climate change: Losing Greenland
Description: When people talk about catastrophic climate change, there's a fair chance that Greenland is on their mind. If they use the term 'tipping point', then it is pretty much a sure thing. One-twentieth of the world's ice is locked up atop that island, and if it were to melt completely, global sea levels would rise by seven metres. The collapse of the Greenland ice sheet is in the front rank of potential climate catastrophes. [Source: Nature News]
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Source: Nature News
Publish Date: 4/16/2008
Reading Level: Expert
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