Time evolution of the annual cumulated Greenland ice sheet melt area simulated by regional climate models and retrieved from the spaceborne passive microwave data set with different techniques. The cumulated melt area is defined as the annual total sum of every daily ice sheet melt area.
When the urge to give flowers takes you, choose a potted plant from a local supplier. A lot of exotic flowers are grown in greenhouses great distances away. Aside from the issue of transport, there can be high social and environmental costs. For example, in Colombia, the flower industry uses enormous quantities of polluting pesticides, and in Kenya, horticulture requires a lot of water which reduces local water resources. As an alternative ask your flower shop for Fairtrade or organically produced flowers.
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