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Arctic current warmest in 2,000 years

January 31, 2011

Full Article at http://www.enn.com/climate/article/42287

 From: Alister Doyle, Retuers Environment Correspondent OSLO

A North Atlantic current flowing into the Arctic Ocean is warmer than for at least 2,000 years in a sign that global warming is likely to bring ice-free seas around the North Pole in summers, a study showed.

Scientists said that waters at the northern end of the Gulf Stream, between Greenland and the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, averaged 6 degrees Celsius (42.80F) in recent summers, warmer than at natural peaks during Roman or Medieval times.

Full Article at http://www.enn.com/climate/article/42287

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