Global Warming Island

<p>A peninsular area of land in Greenland has become an island off its coast due to rising sea levels, which scientists attribute to global warming.</p>
April 24, 2007, 8am PDT | Nate Berg
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"Several miles long, the island was once thought to be the tip of a peninsula halfway up Greenland's remote east coast but a glacier joining it to the mainland has melted away completely, leaving it surrounded by sea."

"The US Geological Survey has confirmed its existence with satellite photos, that show it as an integral part of the Greenland coast in 1985, but linked by only a small ice bridge in 2002, and completely separate by the summer of 2005. It is now a striking island of high peaks and rugged rocky slopes plunging steeply to a sea dotted with icebergs."

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Published on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 in The Independent
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