An 'Island' With a Warming-Induced Identity Crisis Global warming's impact on the map has rarely been as straightforward as the case of Warming Island. The "island" was thought to be part of Greenland, but glacial melt shows it's not connected to the peninsula at all.
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An 'Island' With a Warming-Induced Identity Crisis

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An 'Island' With a Warming-Induced Identity Crisis

An 'Island' With a Warming-Induced Identity Crisis

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The Oxford Atlas of the World has named Warming Island, Greenland its first "Place of the Year." The island was thought to be part of a peninsula, but glacial melt shows it's not connected to Greenland at all. Alex Chadwick talks to Ben Keene, editor of the atlas, about how global warming may be changing the map.