Tag: ice

antarctica, ice melt, environment

The Weddell Polynya is Back in Antarctica, But Why?

What happens when a gaping hole opens up in a massive body of ice? Scientists use it as a learning opportunity, of course. This is what recently occurred in Antarctica. The appearance of a hole, known as a polynya, has caught the attention of researchers, but not only because of its size (approximately equivalent to …

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glacier, ice, environment

Sarah Palin: Are Humans Really Responsible for Global Warming?

Regardless of her role in the political landscape, Sarah Palin somehow always finds a way to make news. While on CNN’s “State of the Union” earlier this month, Palin made it clear that she isn’t sure if global warming is truly man-made, according to FactCheck.org. I take changes in the weather, the cyclical changes that …

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