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September 24, 2011

Atop roughly two miles of ice, technician Marie McLane launches a data-transmitting weather balloon July 15 at Summit Station, a remote research site operated by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), and situated 10,500 feet above sea level, on top of the Greenland ice sheet. Climate scientists overwhelmingly agree that manmade greenhouse gases are warming the planet, accelerating the melt of Greenland’s ice, and yet resistance to the idea appears to have hardened among many Americans.