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Global warming at the poles

Natural climate variability and limited observational records have made identifying human-influenced climate change at the poles difficult. But a human signature is now emerging in rising Arctic and Antarctic temperatures.

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Figure 1: A melting iceberg in Home Bay, Baffin Island, in the Canadian Arctic.



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Monaghan, A., Bromwich, D. Global warming at the poles. Nature Geosci 1, 728–729 (2008).

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