The loss of our glaciers is a threat to millions worldwide

Independent: They are one of the most visible icons of the “cryosphere”, the cold parts of the world where temperatures fall below the freezing point of water, a natural tipping point that profoundly changes the environment. And yet, only as a result of the long-term monitoring of mountain glaciers did it become apparent that they were disappearing – such is the glacial pace of glacier melting. Around the world, from South America to Central Asia, mountain glaciers are melting faster than they are forming.......

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