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Earth's glaciers are melting much faster than scientists thought

A new study finds Earth’s glaciers are melting much faster than scientists thought. They are losing 369 billion tons of snow and ice each year, more than half of that in North America.

Michael Zemp, director of the World Glacier Monitoring Service at the University of Zurich, says the most comprehensive study of glaciers worldwide found that those giant masses of snow and ice have lost about 18 percent more mass than an international panel of scientists calculated in 2013.

Printable version | Feb 27, 2021 12:23:25 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/earths-glaciers-are-melting-much-faster-than-scientists-thought/article26796612.ece

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