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One of the world’s thickest mountain glaciers is melting because of global warming

One of the world’s thickest mountain glaciers is melting because of global warming

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  1. I dont see why this is such a big surprise, we’ve known *all* glaciers on earth have been slowly melting off more than they can accumulate for the past 60 years. All are a result of climate change.

  2. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/11/07/climate-change-taku-glacier-starting-melt-due-global-warming/2517677001/) reduced by 75%. (I’m a bot)
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    > Up until now, of the 250 glaciers he has studied, all had retreated except one: Taku Glacier.

    > Taken in August 2014 and August 2019, the photos show the icy platforms where the glacier meets a river retreating for the first time since scientists began studying Taku in 1946, LiveScience said.

    > "A lot of times, glaciers will stop advancing for quite a few years before retreats start. I don't think most of us thought Taku was going to retreat so quickly."To be able to have the transition take place so fast indicates that climate is overriding the natural cycle of advance and retreat that the glacier would normally be going through," Pelto told NASA's Earth Observatory.

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  3. I mean, ya. Is there a glacier on earth that hasn’t been melting because of warming?

  4. lets continue to deforest the world, its working

  5. I would say sickening, but it really hits horror. You didn’t know? Dream about it.

  6. Only one? That sounds like great news, I thought it was all of them…

  7. It was already melting. it’s a glacier.

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