Topic: World Glacier Monitoring Service
The Alps' glaciers are in retreat at an alarming rate due to rising temperatures – as indicated by the discovery of rusted explosives left over from a nearly hundred-year-old cache.
Perito Moreno, a glacier off the Argentine coast, is one of three glaciers in the world that is growing instead of shrinking.
Glaciers now occupy the center stage in the debate over causes and impacts of climate change.
Global warming may have accelerated the irreversible loss of ice shelves that are thousands of years old, say scientists.