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Iceland rises as its glaciers melt from climate change


January 29, 2015

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The Earth's crust under Iceland is rebounding as global warming melts the island's great ice caps. In south-central Iceland, some sites are moving upward as much as 1.4 inches (35 millimeters) per year. The forthcoming paper is the first to show the current fast uplift of the Icelandic crust is a result of accelerated melting of the island's glaciers and coincides with the onset of warming that began about 30 years ago, the researchers said.Full Story

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