A Laboratory For The Symptoms Of Global Warming

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Ottilie Olsen sits in her wedding dress on July 20, 2013 in Qeqertaq,... News PhotoEnvironmental Issues,Extreme Weather,Greenland,Horizontal,Nature,North America,Research,Science,Science and Technology,Sitting,Technology,Wedding DressPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesQEQERTAQ, GREENLAND - JULY 20: Ottilie Olsen sits in her wedding dress on July 20, 2013 in Qeqertaq, Greenland. As Greenlanders adapt to the changing climate and go on with their lives, researchers from the National Science Foundation and other organizations are studying the phenomena of the melting glaciers and its long-term ramifications for the rest of the world. In recent years, sea level rise in places such as Miami Beach has led to increased street flooding and prompted leaders such as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to propose a $19.5 billion plan to boost the citys capacity to withstand future extreme weather events by, among other things, devising mechanisms to withstand flooding. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)