Science Proves Warming of
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The Antarctic holds the world's largest amount of fresh water in its icy grip, and it is most certainly warming as a result of greenhouse gases, say new scientific studies.
"We're able for the first time to directly attribute warming in both the
Evidence of global warming, caused by the release of carbon dioxide and other pollutants into the air, has been found on almost every continent on Earth. The exception was the Antarctic, which holds 90 percent of the world's ice and 70 percent of the world's fresh water.
Scientists can see that the warmer parts of
But the frigid East Antarctic, with ice 2,226 metres thick, has seen no significant change in air temperature during the past 50 years -- in fact it has shown evidence of cooling -- and this has made overall conclusions about the greenhouse gas effect inconclusive.
The Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded that