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Late 20th century warmest in 1,400 years

Monday, 22 April 2013

Earth was cooling until the end of the 19th century and a hundred years later, the planet’s surface was on average warmer than at any time in the previous 1,400 years, according to the latest climate records.

Antarctic ice sheet

Antarctic summer ice melting 10 times faster

Monday, 15 April 2013

Summer ice in the Antarctic is melting 10 times quicker than it was 600 years ago, with the most rapid melt occurring in the last 50 years, according to a joint Australian–British study.

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