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Most Of Greenland Melted In The Recent Past, Study Finds

Most Of Greenland Melted In The Recent Past, Study Finds

The Greenland ice sheet contains enough water to raise global sea levels 7m should it all melt. And a massive melt-out is exactly what seems to have happened about a million years ago, according to a groundbreaking analysis of a unique geologic sample from Greenland’s rocky underbelly.

Maybe We Don’t Have To Nuke Mars (So Much) After All

Maybe We Don’t Have To Nuke Mars (So Much) After All

Terraforming Mars could be our only option once we screw this planet up beyond repair, but how exactly are we going to do it? One popular scheme involves releasing truckloads of nuclear warheads over the poles, unlocking billions of tonnes of frozen carbon dioxide and triggering a runaway greenhouse.