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Glaciers (water supply) Melting 6 X Faster Than '80s

"They melted on average about 1.6 times
faster annually this decade compared with
the 1990s, and about six times faster than
in the 1980s."
Melting glaciers show climate change speeding up: UN, scientists

Thirty reference glaciers monitored by the Swiss-based World Glacier Monitoring Service lost about 66 centimetres (two feet) in thickness on average in 2005, the UN Environment Programme said in a statement Monday.

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