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2015-12-24. World's Smallest Glaciers Risk Vanishing in Warm Climate.

posted Dec 28, 2015, 9:52 AM by Alan Gould
By JoAnna Wendel, EoS Earth & Space News (AGU). For GSS Climate Change chapter 8. Excerpt: The next few decades do not bode well for the world’s smallest glaciers. These tiny glaciers, less than half a square kilometer, dot mountains all over the world and account for 80%–90% of the globe’s mountain glacier population. But as temperatures rise, scientists worry that these glaciers will all but disappear. Even if they seem insignificant because of their size, these glaciers “respond very quickly and therefore they can contribute significantly, even on the global level, in terms of sea level rise for the next decade,” said Matthias Huss, senior lecturer at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland and lead scientist in the research....  https://eos.org/articles/worlds-smallest-glaciers-risk-vanishing-in-warm-climate