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Industrial Soot May Have Melted Europe's Glaciers

NPR | Sept. 7, 2013 10:01 a.m.

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Richard Harris

About 160 years ago, Europe’s glaciers began melting, centuries before the temperatures started rising. Now NASA scientists offer a possible explanation for this apparent paradox: Soot from the Industrial Revolution could have heated up the ice. (This piece initially aired Sept. 3 on Morning Edition.)

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