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Study finds West Antarctica warming faster than thought

NY Times News Service, NEW YORK

“We’ve tested everything we could think of,” he said.

Assuming the research holds up, it suggests that the 2009 paper, far from overestimating warming in West Antarctica, had most likely underestimated it, especially in summer.

Eric Steig, a University of Washington researcher who led the 2009 work, said in an interview that he considered his paper to have been supplanted by the new research.

“I think their results are better than ours, and should be adopted as the best estimate,” he said.

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