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08 mei 2009

Bolivia's Chacaltaya glacier is gesmolten



By John Enders, The Miami Herald, May 8, 2009

Also see:

Another one bites the dust, literally: Bolivia’s 18,000 year-old Chacaltaya glacier is gone
By Joe Romm, Climate Progress, May 8, 2009

(...) The University of Zurich’s World Glacier Monitoring Service reported earlier this year, “The new data continues the global trend in accelerated ice loss over the past few decades.” The rate of ice loss is twice as fast as a decade ago. (...)
This is all sadly consistent with other recent research - see:
Another climate impact comes faster than predicted: Himalayan glaciers 'decapitated'
and:
AGU 2008: Two trillion tons of land ice lost since 2003
And this country isn’t being spared — see:
Another climate impact coming faster than predicted: Glacier National Park to go glacier-free a decade early.

Zie ook:

World’s Glaciers Shrink for 18th Year
By Joe Romm, Climate Progress, January 30, 2009

Retreat of Andean Glaciers Foretells Global Water Woes
By Carolyn Kormann, Yale Environment 360, April 11, 2009

De-Icer: USGS report details 'recent dramatic shrinkage” in U.S. glaciers, matching global decline'
Climate Progress, August 8, 2010

Indonesia’s last glacier will melt within years
Climate Progress, Juli 1, 2010

Levensstijl smelt weg met de sneeuw op de bergen van Uganda

Later toegevoegd: 

Gletsjers Andesgebergte smelten razendsnel weg
Trouw, 23 januari 2013

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