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Satellites show world's glaciers melting faster than ever

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Glaciers are melting faster, losing 31% more snow and ice per year than they did 15 years earlier, according to three-dimensional satellite measurements of all the world’s mountain glaciers.
2 years ago·Nuuk, Greenland

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Satellites show world's glaciers melting faster than ever

Glaciers are melting faster, losing 31% more snow and ice per year than they did 15 years earlier, according to three-dimensional satellite measurements of all the world’s mountain glaciers. Using 20 years of recently declassified satellite data, scientists calculated that the world’s 220,000 mountain glaciers are losing more than 328 billion tons (298 billion metric tons) of ice and snow per year since 2015, according to a study in Wednesday’s…

2 years ago·Los Angeles, United States
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2 years ago·United Kingdom
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Speed at which world’s glaciers are melting has doubled in 20 years

Glacier melt contributing more to sea-level rise than loss of Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, say experts

2 years ago·London, United Kingdom
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The world's glaciers are melting way faster than before, study says

A new study is using millions of satellite images to generate a clearer picture of the fate of the world's glaciers than ever before.

2 years ago·Canada
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World’s glaciers have lost 267bn tonnes of ice each year since 2000, says largest-ever study

Around 5 per cent of total volume of ice held by world’s glaciers has disappeared in last 20 years, scientist tells The Independent

2 years ago·London, United Kingdom
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