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Accelerating Arctic Warming Drying Up Lakes (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Jun, 7 2005 @ 11:44 AM
A team of U.S scientists has determined that the accelleration of warming in the Arctic is causing water in Russian and Siberian lakes to dry up; further increasing the effects of global warming on the planets climate.
Arctic Warming Is Drying Up Lakes, Study Finds
By Miguel Bustillo, Times Staff Writer

An accelerating Arctic warming trend over the past quarter of a century has dramatically dried up more than a thousand large lakes in Siberia, probably because the permafrost beneath them has begun to thaw, according to a paper to be published today in the journal Science.

Comparing satellite images made in the early 1970s to those from recent years, a team of U.S. scientists determined that the number of large lakes in a vast 200,000-square-mile region of Russia's Siberia diminished by about 11%, from 10,882 to 9,712.

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It seems that if this trend continues to grow we may be looking at a climatic catastrophe in the next 25 years. Everyone hear should be able to agree that there has been a marked change in seasonal climatic conditions,(temperature, humidity, precipitation,etc.) throught-out the
world in the past and if the global warming and climatic changes continue to occur, it's any one's guess what our planet will look like and feel like twenty-five years on.

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