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Arctic Scientists Sharing Guesses

“Some good may have come out of the astonishing ice loss (in 2007),...the Arctic science community came together to try a new approach to climate science,” writes Alexis Madrigal. One new way is the Sea Ice Outlook, in which scientists share methods and best guesses on sea ice melt. “With climate modelers increasingly under attack over the past year, (this) could be a model for other groups of scientists. Data-heavy, model-dependent fields exposing the mechanisms of the science to scrutiny may be squirm-inducing, but it has already yielded good results,” Madrigal says.
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