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  1. #1 Patagonia's melting glaciars 
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    Patagonia, at the tip of South America, is largely glaciated.

    A new study suggest that the ice is melting at 10 times during most decades than the average melt since the little ice age. Patagonia contributes about ~10% of recent sea level rise.

    What I find interesting is Patagonia is in the Southern hemisphere which due to a higher fraction of ocean to land than the Northern hemisphere, tends to have a smaller response to both seasonal and climate fluctuations.

    Read the abstract here:

    http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/v.../ngeo1122.html


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    Perhaps this is somehow related to the shift of the wind patterns around Antarctica wehich has been attributed to ozone depletion.


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