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Mountain Digest Highlights Wide-Scale, Varied Effects of Climate Change on Glaciers Worldwide

From discovery of frozen mummies in the Alps to a scientific expedition to Peru’s highest peak and an anomalous summer cold air vortex in the Karakoram, unprecedented changes are taking place across the world’s glaciers and high mountians.

Glacier Melting at Twice the Rate of Previous Decades

The World Glacier Monitoring Service in Zurich Switzerland reported recently that in 2007 glaciers worldwide have thinned by an average of 29 inches (74 centimeters), an indication that glaciers are now melting twice as fast as they were in the 1980’s and 1990’s. The new data continues the global trend in accelerated ice loss over the past few decades”, notes…

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