Eastern Arctic temperatures likely at 120,000-year high

October 30, 2013 at 10:16 am Leave a comment

Melting ice caps on Baffin Island have exposed evidence suggesting that average summertime temperatures in the Eastern Canadian Arctic are higher than they’ve been since the beginning of the last ice age 120,000 years ago.

The study shows current temperatures are “well outside the range of natural variability now,” said Gifford Miller, from the University of Colorado, Boulder, who led the study, in an interview with CBC News Friday.

“And so… there’s really nothing left but greenhouse gases to explain why the warming is occurring.”

Read the CBC News article here.

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