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June 29, 2005

Could global climate change lead to increased ice?

A new article in JGR (Journal of Geophysical Research) is postulating that global warming could actually lead to increased ice in some areas. This raises an interesting question into whether or not such negative feedback mechanisms could actually reverse global warming naturally. Currently we actually think that the positive feedback mechanisms outway the negative based on thousands of years of climate records. However, if encouraged, these negative feedback mechanisms could help us fight the greenhouse warming that we are now very sure is upon us.

This has made me wonder how much this could be linked to the drying of hundreds of lakes across the arctic as the globe has warmed.
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