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Winds, Not Just Global Warming, Eating Away at the Ice Sheets

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Science  03 Oct 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5898, pp. 33
DOI: 10.1126/science.322.5898.33

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Two new studies point to random, wind-induced circulation changes in the ocean--not global warming--as the dominant cause of the recent ice losses through the glaciers draining both the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets.