Report: 80% of mountain glaciers in Alberta, B.C. and Yukon will disappear within 50 years

This article discusses how 80% of mountain glaciers in Alberta, B.C. and Yukon will disappear within 50 years. Combination of less snow and rapid melt causing glaciers to recede at dramatic rate, researchers say.

Climate change is causing glaciers in Alberta, British Columbia and Yukon to retreat faster than at any time in history, threatening to raise water levels and create deserts, scientists say.

David Hik, an ecology professor at Simon Fraser University, said the region is one of the hotspots for warming and the magnitude of change in the glaciers is dramatic.

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