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Lack of Icebergs Another Sign Of Global Warming?

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Science  02 Jul 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5424, pp. 37
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5424.37

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The Grand Banks shipping lanes, which are located just south of Newfoundland, are normally studded with icebergs that menace vessels. But this year, for the first time in 85 years, the International Ice Patrol issued not a single bulletin reporting lurking bergs. Unusual atmospheric circulation patterns and warm northern waters are responsible--and global warming may be the ultimate cause.