Late forming sea ice exposed Shishmaref to a damaging storm in 2004
Late-forming sea ice exposed Shishmaref
to erosion during a 2004 fall storm
Shishmaref Relocation Coalition

The drumbeat of climate change information continues to roll, with lots of details about shifting conditions in Alaska and the Arctic. The full text of the first chapter of Climate Change 2007 — Physical Science Basis — has now been posted online by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The index includes the Summary for Policy Makers that made headlines worldwide on Feb. 7. Scientists called evidence of global warming “unequivocal,” with human greenhouse gas emissions “very likely” the main driver.

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