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White Is The New Green

Real Science

Twenty years ago, climate experts reported that Antarctica was greening and that the world’s climate was “at serious risk”

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Flowers and grasses are spreading rapidly in Antarctica, and British scientists say that global warming is responsible.

Researchers at the British Antarctic Survey — (the body which discovered the ozone hole over the continent a decade ago — will shortly report on the “greening of Antarctica“, as the ice recedes, summers lengthen, and the climate warms up.

A paper to be published later this year will say that a flowering grass is now 25 times more common than it was 30 years ago. Other research has found that new species are appearing in the area as long-frozen seeds are freed from the melting ice.

Last week, the official Intergovernmental Panel on Climatic Change met in Maastricht, the Netherlands, to complete a report warning that the world’s climate is still “at…

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