The ice sheet that once blanketed North American will be completely GONE in 300 years because of global warming, scientists warn
The Barnes Ice Cap on Baffin Island is set to melt in 300 years because of a warming climate, researchers have found.
The Delaware-sized ice cap in the Canadian Arctic is the last piece of ice sheet that once blanketed much of North America.
Although the ice cap is still 500 meters thick, it's melting at a rapid pace driven by increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere that have elevated Arctic temperatures.
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Under the 'business-as-usual' greenhouse gas emissions scenario, the last remnant of North American ice sheet is set to melt in about 300 years.
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