Study: Earth’s Glaciers Melting Much Faster Than Previously Thought

This article discusses how Earth’s Glaciers are melting much faster than previously thought. Glacier melt is accelerating due to global warming, and adding more water to already rising seas, the study found. Actual references to the studies are not included.

“Over 30 years suddenly almost all regions started losing mass at the same time,” said lead author Michael Zemp, director of the World Glacier Monitoring Service at the University of Zurich. “That’s clearly climate change if you look at the global picture.”

A separate study Monday in Environmental Research Letters confirmed faster melting and other changes in the Arctic. It found that in winter, the Arctic is warming 2.8 times faster than the rest of the Northern Hemisphere. Overall, the region is getting more humid, cloudier and wetter.

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