Feeling the Heat In the White House
In the four years since President Bush took office, scientific sleuths trying to understand the extent of global climate change — and finger the culprits — have come up with several important new clues:
• Glaciers in the Antarctic and Greenland are melting much faster than expected, and the world's fastest-receding glacier, the Grand Pacific in Glacier Bay, Alaska, has doubled its rate.
• Worldwide, plants are blooming several days earlier than they did a decade ago, and animals are migrating toward cooler climates across the globe.
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