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What type of planet are we leaving our children? One of the nation’s top reporters on the environment reveals the latest science behind climate change.

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I’m in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland staring up at the crumbling edge of the frozen white cap cloaking most of this vast Arctic island. The ice is thousands of years old, yet melting relentlessly in the bright May sunshine, sending a torrent of gray water to the sea. With me is Joe McConnell, a snow scientist who just spent three weeks drilling samples from the ice sheet, which extends over an area four times the size of California and is almost two miles high at its peak. … Back to Article

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