Future of the Environment

‘Extreme’ glacier loss events linked to human-caused climate change for first time

Human-caused climate change could be making glacier melting up to 350 times more likely. Image: REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Daisy Dunne

Science Writer, Carbon Brief

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New Zealand's glaciers. Image: Chinn et al. (2012).
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A scientists conducting a snowline survey in the Southern Alps. Image: Dave Allen NIWA.
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The increase in likelihood of mass loss occurring for 10 glaciers with human-caused climate change, when compared to a scenario of no climate change. Results are shown for 2011 (blue) and 2018 (red). Image: Vargo et al. (2020).
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