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Did the Arctic Ice Sheet grow by 60% from 2012 to 2013?

I came across this picture on Facebook. The image claims to have been taken from a NASA satellite. I am skeptical this is correct, and if it is, does it show the ice sheet has increased in size ...
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Has 90% of ice around Antarctica disappeared in less than a decade?

According to CNN, 90% of ice around Antarctica has disappeared in less than a decade. In the video, CNN Climate Correspondent, Bill Weir states: ... the ice around the continent was growing. In 2014,...
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Is this picture of the melting ice at the North Pole legitimate?

There are multiple stories about the melting of ice at the North Pole, and I know enough about climate science to recognize the seriousness of the issue — my question is not about that. I've recently ...
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Is it beneficial to treat a burn with ice?

I've often heard people, including my own mother, tell me that treating a burn with ice is beneficial: presumably, to the pain level, and swelling. Is that so? Does it really make a difference?
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