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What Can This Insane 3D Map of Greenland Teach Us About Climate Change?

The Greenland Ice Sheet contains enough water to raise ocean levels by 20 feet, and it’s melting fast.

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As the world looks ahead at a future where climate change may have catastrophic results for our planet and those of us still living on it (who knows, by then maybe we’ll have colonized the moon?) one team of researchers is looking back a few thousand years, and down a few thousand meters, instead. Specifically, they’re looking at—and through—the nearly three million cubic kilometers of frozen water that comprises the Greenland Ice Sheet, the second-largest ice body on the planet.

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MyPolarIce: Put a Chunk of the Arctic in Your Freezer

Get some arctic ice now, before it's too late!


Two Dutch artists are selling hunks of real polar ice, or, as they tell it, "the opportunity to own a unique piece of history."

MyPolarIce is a venture of sorts brought about by Coralie Vogelaar and Teun Castelein. This past summer, they traveled up to the Ilulissat Ice Fjord in northern Greenland, where they "extracted" ice from icebergs that had recently calved from the rapidly receding Sermeq Kujalleg glacier.

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