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A reality check from the Arctic for global warming deniers
A reality check from the Arctic for global warming deniers

I spent a few hours Wednesday in a boat on an Arctic lake with two UC Santa Barbara researchers, sending various gauges to the bottom, then moving to a new place and pulling them up — while a cold rain fell steadily on us. The air temperature was a little over 45 degrees Fahrenheit, the lake water was about 6 degrees, and despite a good rain jacket and rain pants, I came out of the experience significantly dampened. After we motored back to shore and had a hot drink, I changed into warm clothes and huddled over my laptop, while they headed back out for more hours of chilling work. One of the stranger complaints I hear from climate deniers is that the alarm about global warming is...

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