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Scientific American (February 4)

2019/ 02/ 06 by jd in Global News

“Even if ambitious climate targets are met, Himalayan glaciers could lose a third of their volume.” The Earth’s “third pole” is in danger of largely melting away.  “If greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current levels, the region could lose as much as two-thirds of its ice.”

 

Newsweek (June 27)

2017/ 06/ 29 by jd in Global News

“Sea level rise is real, and it’s getting worse,” accelerating some 50 percent between 1993 and 2014. “The biggest factor driving sea level rise is thermal expansion,” but it’s likely that “melting glaciers account for 15 to 35 percent.”

 

LA Times (December 22)

2014/ 12/ 24 by jd in Global News

“At  the latest round of international climate talks this month in Lima, Peru, melting glaciers in the Andes and recent droughts provided a fitting backdrop for the negotiators’ recognition that it is too late to prevent climate change…. They now confront an issue that many had hoped to avoid: adaptation.”

 

The Economist (June 16)

2012/ 06/ 18 by jd in Global News

Glaciers are retreating and permafrost is thawing in the Arctic, where June snow cover is just 80% of what it was in the 1960s. As the habitat changes, some species will win and others will lose. “Perhaps not since the 19th-century clearance of America’s forests has the world seen such a spectacular environmental change. It is a stunning illustration of global warming, the cause of the melt. It also contains grave warnings of its dangers. The world would be mad to ignore them.”Glaciers are retreating and permafrost is thawing in the Arctic, where June snow cover is just 80% of what it was in the 1960s. As the habitat changes, some species will win and others will lose. “Perhaps not since the 19th-century clearance of America’s forests has the world seen such a spectacular environmental change. It is a stunning illustration of global warming, the cause of the melt. It also contains grave warnings of its dangers. The world would be mad to ignore them.”

 

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