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Fires in the Amazon rainforest are likely to increase the rate of melting of Andean glaciers, potentially disrupting water supply for tens of millions of people, scientists said

Fires in the Amazon rainforest are likely to increase the rate of melting of Andean glaciers, potentially disrupting water supply for tens of millions of people, scientists said

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    > Fires in the Amazon rainforest are likely to increase the rate of melting of Andean glaciers, potentially disrupting water supply for tens of millions of people, scientists said on Thursday.

    > "Considering the proximity of the Amazon basin to the tropical Andean glaciers and the dimensions of Amazonian biomass burning we expect greater melt rates as more Amazon gets deforested," Neto told AFP. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in September warned that glaciers were losing 280 billion tonnes of ice every year, contributing 35 percent of sea level rises.

    > Neto said the main threat to the Andean glaciers was still climate change, as warmer oceans would contribute to the Amazon drying out, meaning fires would spread further.

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