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Part one of Elizabeth Kolbert’s three-part series

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 25, 2005

Part one of Elizabeth Kolbert’s three-part series on global warming for the New Yorker. “Disappearing islands, thawing permafrost, melting polar ice. How the earth is changing.”

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TurbulenceApr 25, 2005 at 12:41PM

Heat and the Heartbeat of the City: http://turbulence.org/Works/heat/index.html

ken ferrinApr 27, 2005 at 8:32AM

I read with great interest the article in the New Yorker by Elizabeth Kolbert. In it she mentions the work of Mr. Perovich. He studies a feed back process he calls “Albedo” which is the process of increased global warming as a result of ice melt. If this is a positive feedback process that has been present for millions of years then what in the world reverses this positive feedback? Why do we have any ice at all?

Perhaps one of your readers has a answer.

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