Canadian Arctic glacial melt: Landscapes revealed for first time in 40,000 years – CNN
(CNN)Glaciers in the Canadian Arctic have melted enough to reveal land that was hidden for the last 40,000 years or more, researchers say.
And one big takeaway is this: The Arctic might be having its warmest century in at least 115,000 years, according to a study published this month in the journal Nature Communications.
“It’s not just a fluke,” University of Colorado Boulder doctoral researcher Simon Pendleton, lead author of the study, told CNN. “These ancient landscapes are being revealed over a broad geographic region on Baffin Island.”