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A Worrying Trend of Less Ice, Higher Seas

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Science  24 Mar 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5768, pp. 1698-1701
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5768.1698

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Startling amounts of ice slipping into the sea have taken glaciologists by surprise; now they fear that this century's greenhouse emissions could be committing the world to a catastrophic sea-level rise, as detailed in series of reports in this issue (see www.sciencemag.org/sciext/ice). (Read more.)