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Fate of Mountain Glaciers in the Anthropocene

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Mountain glaciers in Europe, north America, south America, Africa, and the largest of them all in the Himalayan-tibetan region are retreating, some at alarming rates. the hypothesized causal factors include global warming, atmospheric brown clouds, land surface modification, recovery from the mini ice-age, and large scale drying of the air among other factors. some glacier ...more
ebook, 17 pages
Published April 2011 by Pontifical Academy of Sciences
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Ray
This very short pamphlet provides a quick overview of the problems associated with the retreat of mountain glaciers associated with our warming planet. Of specific concern is the lower spring and summer water runoff which is critical to many people around the world. Being only fifteen pages, this booklet provides only a brief discussion of the problems, the causes, and general recommendations for actions by government decision makers and individuals.

Short as it may be, it does provide food for
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Lis Carey
This is a short report, just seventeen pages, from a body whose existence many did not suspect: the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. The Working Group reviewed the scientific evidence on one particular piece of the global warming problem, the effect on mountain glaciers. Mountain glaciers are important because seasonal melt-off is an important source of water for communities downslope from those glaciers. The short-term effect of increased melting and the retreat of the glaciers from their former ...more
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