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It was bad enough when the glaciers began retreating. The pace is accelerating.

One satellite-based study, confirmed by on-the-ground measurements, of the Jakobshavn glacier in Greenland, confirms that the river of ice is now moving at the rate of 46 metres a day, 17 kilometres a year, which is twice the speed recorded in 2003, which in turn was twice as fast as measured in 1997.

A four-fold increase in less than twenty years is sounding alarms. Each glacier’s speed is different, a few are actually growing; but the majority are shrinking and quickly. As they shrink, they add to sea level rise. As they shrink, we’re presented with evidence that global climate change is not a projection, it is happening now.

(Click on the photo for the link.)

“Speed Of Glacier Retreat Worldwide Historically Unprecedented” – Guardian

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