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2006

Arctic ice may all melt in summer by 2040 – study

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SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 11 (Reuters) – Global warming could melt the Arctic’s ice during the summer as early as 2040, raising serious environmental as well as commercial and strategic issues, experts said on Monday. “The effects of greenhouse warming are starting to rear their ugly head,” said Mark Serreze, a scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Marika Holland, a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, projects a slow, steady decline of Arctic ice as global warming continues, with a dramatic “tipping point” in about two decades. Read more