Imagine France covered with a layer of ice 60 cm thick, which liquefies every year.
You will get an idea of the mass of glaciers that are melting annually in the world, at an increasingly sustained rate.
At the dawn of the publication of the long-awaited IPCC report on the state of our planet, several studies published in the journal
already offer a mapping of the state of glaciers and a more precise vision of their vulnerability. in the face of global warming.
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The first provides an unprecedented inventory of the accelerated melting of glaciers all over the world, from the Himalayas to the Andes via the Alps.
new is the exhaustive and very precise nature of our measurements.
For the first time, we are able to measure the evolution of each of the more than 220,000 glaciers on the planet - excluding the Greenland and Antarctic ice caps
”, explains Étienne Berthier, glaciologist at the CNRS and co-author of the study. involving ten
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