Global Warming Evidence Mounts

Flurry of Reports Show a Withering Ice Cap.

Published: 23-Dec-2002

From the tropics to the poles, evidence is growing stronger than ever that Earth's climate is warming dangerously.

In the Arctic Ocean, floating masses of sea ice are shrinking and splitting apart, and the massive Greenland ice cap melted more this past summer than ever before. Meanwhile, warming ocean temperatures are endangering coral reefs in the tropics.

At the annual fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco earlier this month, a flurry of new reports examining evidence of global climate change all tell the same story.

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