Saturday, 9 March 2013

Massive melt

The glaciers of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago will undergo a dramatic retreat this century if warming projections hold true reports the BBCs Jonathan Amos. His story then says:

A new study suggests the region's ice fields could lose perhaps as much as a fifth of their volume.

Such a melt would add 3.5cm to the height of the world's oceans. Only the ice of Greenland and Antarctica is expected to contribute more.

The assessment is reported in the Geophysical Research Letters journal.

Full story and links here. More on climate change issues here.

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