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Climate Change and Changing Geographies

The Greenland island, Uunartoq Qeqertaq, recently emerged from its long sleep under a blanket of ice. Uunartoq Qeqertaq – Inuit for ‘Warming Island,’ an appropriate name if there ever was one – joins South Sudan and around 7,000 other geographic additions and changes to the Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World – the most comprehensive atlas in the world.  A recent article in the Guardian points out that some of the most dramatic changes since the last edition are associated with climate change in the polar regions.  (more…)

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