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The World’s Glaciers Are Melting Faster And Faster | Voice Of America

A study published Wednesday shows that almost all of the world’s glaciers have melted at a rapid rate in recent years, which explains the rise in sea levels in the past two decades. In the study, published in the journal Nature, An international group of scientists used high-resolution images from NASA’s Terra satellite to study 220,000 of the world’s glaciers between 2000 and 2019, finding that these glaciers lost an average of 267 billion tons of ice per year. The study found that melting increased over time, from an average of 227 gigatons in the early 2000s to an average of 298 gigatons each year after 2015. It also showed that melting was raising sea levels by about 0.74 millimeters per year, or 21% of the overall sea level rise observed during the period. The world’s glaciers are melting rapidly A new study has determined that global warming is melting the Earth’s glaciers, faster than scientists thought. In fact, 369 billion tons of ice are being lost, every year, and more than half of that in North America alone. The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets were excluded from the study because they are not glaciers themselves. Scientists have long warned that rising temperatures caused by climate change are shrinking glaciers and ice sheets throughout. the world, contributing to higher sea levels that threaten the world’s most populated coastal cities. The latest reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change project indicate that future sea levels will rise by more than one meter by 2100. Glaciers in Alaska, Iceland, the Alps, the Pamir Mountains and the Himalayas are They are among the hardest hit by the thaw, the researchers found. About half of the world’s glacier losses are in North America. Connect with the Voice of America! Subscribe to our YouTube channel and activate notifications; or, follow us on social networks: Facebook, Twitter

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