Climate Change: Alpine glaciers at risk by 2100

January 8th, 2011 by

A study published in Nature Geoscience on Sunday reporting on major Alpine countries, predicted that three quarters of Alpine mountain glaciers will disappear by 2100. Melting of the West Antarctic icesheet as a result of global warming may lead also to a 4m increase in sea level by the year 3000.

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Geophysicists Valentina Radic and Regine Hock of the University of Alaska base these calculations on a computer model derived from records for more than 300 glaciers between 1961 and 2004.

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