Sunday, January 18, 2009

Climate warming 'highly unusual' says new study


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Picture of Prince Albert II of Monaco's expedition to Antarctica provided by the Monaco Palace January 15, 2009. His trip will last through January 22 and will include visits to 26 international bases on Antarctica to raise awareness about global warming.Photograph by: Monaco Palace/HO, REUTERS

A major U.S. government report on Arctic climate, prepared with information from eight Canadian scientists, has concluded that the recent rapid warming of polar temperatures and shrinking of multi-year Arctic sea ice are "highly unusual compared to events from previous thousands of years."

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