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Up to half of the Arctic’s melt might be totally natural

But climate change is still responsible for the rest
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Researchers have long puzzled over why the Arctic is melting so quickly.

Scientists have known for a while that the Arctic is melting. The signs are everywhere—from the famed Alaskan Iditarod course being moved multiple times due to lack of snow, to the emergence of starving polar bears with nowhere to hunt.

But while scientists are certain that the Arctic is melting at an alarming rate, they aren't really sure why.

Although anthropogenic climate change accounts for some of the melting, Arctic ice is

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