Burning question

By Rebecca Priestley In Science

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14th August, 2014
What do you do if your fridge is playing up? Open the main compartment to see whether the food’s rotting? No. “You open the door to the freezer and there you see the melt and the dripping and you say, ‘Oh, the fridge is bad’, or ‘The power’s been turned off’.” That’s oceanographer David Carlson’s analogy for seeing the effects of climate change. “It’s the same thing with the planet. If you really want to look at where it’s getting warmer, you look at the snow and ice – at Antarctica, Greenland, Northern Hemisphere snow, Arctic sea ice and Antarctic sea ice. ...

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