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Current rate of glacial melt may be occurring slower than feared

July 17th, 2009

There is evidence that this current has shut down with some regularity in the past — and sometimes quite rapidly — in response to large influxes of fresh water from melting glaciers.

However, it appears as though the current rate of glacial melt is occurring at a more gradual pace which will “give ecosystems more time to adjust to new conditions,” said study coauthor Peter Clark, a professor of geosciences at Oregon State University.

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