Arctic ice melt could change Europe's climate

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    A massive, growing pool of icy meltwater in the Arctic Ocean is a wild card in future climate scenarios, with the potential to change European weather and marine life.

    Estimated in 2009 at more than 7,500 cubic km - twice the volume of Africa's Lake Victoria - and growing, the water could flush quickly into the Atlantic with unpredictable effect when prevailing atmospheric patterns shift, as occurred most recently in the 1960s and 1990s.

    The situation is one of many disquieting findings captured by project CLAMER, a collaboration of 17 institutes in 10 European countries to gather together the results of EU funded research into climate change and Europe's oceans and near-shore waters, and the Baltic and Black Seas.

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    Antarctic ozone hole changin' Australia's climate...
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    Ozone hole has dried Australia, scientists find
    21 April 2011 - Clouds in the polar stratosphere are where ozone is broken down
     
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    "If you asked me to name the three scariest threats facing the human race, I would give the same answer that most people would: nuclear war, global warming and Windows."
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    Europe is now really part of the middle east due to open border welfare liberal economics, isnt it?
     
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