ZURICH, SWITZERLAND — Most of the world’s mountain glaciers, many of which feed major rivers and water supplies, are shrinking at an accelerating pace as the climate warms, according to a new report issued Monday by the World Glacier Monitoring Service, which is based at the University of Zurich and supported by the United Nations Environment Program. The report charts changes through 2006 and incudes data from 30 glaciers spread around nine mountainous regions.
Peter Gleick, president of the Pacific Institute, a private research group in Oakland, CA, says runoff from glaciers, which is critical to the water supply of millions of people, is in danger of disappearing due to climate change.
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Source : BBC News
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