The British Antarctic Survey announces that the flow rate of 300 previously unmeasured glaciers increased by 12% between 1993 and 2003, adding to concerns over glacier retreat and the rise in sea levels caused by global warming.
British Antarctic Survey
Scientific studies confirm more than 90 percent of the world's glaciers are retreating, and many of the smaller ones -- like the alpine ice sheets of Glacier National Park in the U.S. -- are rapidly disappearing. On the other side of world, at Khumbu Glacier near Mount Everest in the Himalayas, expanding ponds are merging and forming larger bodies of water. This could threaten settlements downstream if they overflow. Thawing glaciers account for about 20 percent of the sea-level rise recorded in the past century, adding to the meltwater coming from polar ice caps and ice sheets. 2015-11-27 (Context: Retreat of glaciers since 1850, rising sea levels)
Recent climate change would still cause a 6-meter (20-feet) sea-level rise even if greenhouse gas emissions were reduced today per a scientific paper in "Science". 2015-07-14 (Context: global warming, rising sea levels)
Nepal announces it will hold a cabinet meeting on Mount Everest to highlight the effect of global warming on glaciers. 2009-11-29 (Context: Retreat of glaciers since 1850, global warming)
The United Nations Environment Programme estimates that 40% of the world population will be affected by the loss of glaciers and snow on the mountains of Asia due to global warming. 2007-06-4 (Context: glaciers, global warming)
The Governments of Kiribati and Tuvalu say the citizens of their countries will need to be permanently relocated over the next ten years due to rising sea levels caused by global warming. 2006-10-26 (Context: global warming, rising sea levels)
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