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One of the world's thickest mountain glaciers is melting because of global warming

One of the world's thickest mountain glaciers is melting because of global warmingFor half a century, Taku had been the one known Alaskan glacier to withstand the effects of climate change – until now.



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Melting glaciers, as well as ice sheets, raising Earth's seas

Melting glaciers, as well as ice sheets, raising Earth's seasAs the planet’s polar ice sheets destabilise amid rising temperatures, a landmark UN assessment of Earth’s retreating frozen spaces is also set to spell out how melting mountain glaciers will impact humanity in the decades to come. It says that the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets lost roughly 400 billion tonnes of mass annually in the decade to 2015, corresponding to a sea-level rise of around 1.2 millimetres each year. “In the past 100 years, 35 percent of global sea-level rises came from glacier melting,” Anders Levermann, climate professor at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Change Impact, told AFP.



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Measuring the glaciers of Glacier National Park, and watching them disappear

Measuring the glaciers of Glacier National Park, and watching them disappearThe glaciers in Glacier National Park are majestic, but they’re shrinking. Scientists, residents, and visitors all feel a sense of loss.



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