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Glacier melt is speeding up, raising seas: global study

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Glacier melt is speeding up, raising seas: global study

by Patrick GALEY PARIS, France (AFP) — Nearly all of the world’s glaciers are losing mass at an ever increasing pace, contributing to more than a fifth of global sea level rise this century, according to unprecedented research released Wednesday. Glaciers — vast bodies of frozen water that sit above ground — have been melting fast since the middle of the 20th century, but until now the full extent of ice loss had only been […]