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Melting glaciers drove 21% of sea level rise over past two decades


Melting glaciers 'nearly doubled' from 2000 to 2019. Image: REUTERS/Guillermo Granja

Ayesha Tandon
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An analysis of melting glaciers Image: Hugonett et al (2021)

Glacier mass loss from the top seven glacierised regions between 2000 and 2019. (melting glaciers) Image: Hugonett et al (2021).

a map showing altering and melting glaciers
Change in glacier elevation (top), temperature (middle) and precipitation (bottom) between 2000-09 and 2010-19 in 19 glacierised regions, as a result of melting glaciers. Image: Hugonett et al (2021).
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