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World oceans rising dangerously, says NASA 27.8.2015 All News-IANS Stories
Oceans around the world are rising dangerously, warns NASA, adding that the ramifications of sea level rise can be even scarier than the worst-case scenarios predicted by climate models.
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World oceans rising dangerously, says NASA 27.8.2015 New Kerala: World News
Washington, Aug 27 : Oceans around the world are rising dangerously, warns NASA, adding that the ramifications of sea level rise can be even scarier than the worst-case scenarios predicted by climate models.
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Case closed: C02 melted Ice Age glaciers 26.8.2015 The Hindu: Today's Paper
Case closed: C02 melted Ice Age glaciers
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Global warming on track to wipe out glaciers 23.8.2015 Asian Age: Newsmaker
More than 11,000 years later, the researchers say, global warming is on track to wipe out 80-90 per cent of remaining glaciers within a few hundred years unless carbon dioxide emissions are held in check Greenhouse gases were the driving force behind global glacier retreat at the end of the last Ice Age, echoing current climate change, according to a study published on Friday. More than 11,000 years later, the researchers say, global warming is on track to wipe out 80-90 percent of remaining glaciers within a few hundred years unless carbon dioxide emissions are held in check. Such an outcome would push sea level rise and rob hundreds of millions of people in Asia and South America of a critical source of water. Using new techniques to resolve an old debate, researchers showed that it was a 55 per cent increase of CO2 in the atmosphere, from 180 to 280 parts per million (ppm), over some 7,000 years that melted the world’s glaciers to a level that remained stable until the start of our industrial ...
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Global warming on track to wipe out glaciers 23.8.2015 Asian Age: Newsmaker
More than 11,000 years later, the researchers say, global warming is on track to wipe out 80-90 per cent of remaining glaciers within a few hundred years unless carbon dioxide emissions are held in check Greenhouse gases were the driving force behind global glacier retreat at the end of the last Ice Age, echoing current climate change, according to a study published on Friday. More than 11,000 years later, the researchers say, global warming is on track to wipe out 80-90 percent of remaining glaciers within a few hundred years unless carbon dioxide emissions are held in check. Such an outcome would push sea level rise and rob hundreds of millions of people in Asia and South America of a critical source of water. Using new techniques to resolve an old debate, researchers showed that it was a 55 per cent increase of CO2 in the atmosphere, from 180 to 280 parts per million (ppm), over some 7,000 years that melted the world’s glaciers to a level that remained stable until the start of our industrial ...
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Carbon dioxide melted Ice Age glaciers: study 22.8.2015 Latest News
Greenhouse gases were the driving force behind global glacier retreat at the end of the last Ice Age, echoing current climate change, according to a study published today. More than 11,000 years later, the researchers say, global warming is on ...
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Case closed, says study: C02 melted Ice Age glaciers 22.8.2015 Zee News : Science and Technology
Greenhouse gases were the driving force behind global glacier retreat at the end of the last Ice Age, echoing current climate change, according to a study published today.
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Central Asian glaciers thaw fast in threat to hydro power, farms 18.8.2015 Zee News : Science and Technology
Mountain glaciers in Central Asia have shrunk four times faster than the world average, threatening river flows vital for agriculture and hydro power from Uzbekistan to western China, scientists said on Monday.
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'Himalayan glaciers are melting, but will still exist by 2099' 17.8.2015 Rediff: News
'Himalayan glaciers are expected to become smaller, and small glaciers will have disappeared, but by no means will all glaciers have melted by the end of the 21st century,' glaciologist Markus Stoffel tells Rashme Sehgal.
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Climate Information Crucial for Many Sectors: Earth Panel Chief 14.8.2015 The New Indian Express - Andhra Pradesh - http://newindianexpress.com/states/andhra_pradesh/
Improvement of weather forecast can play critical role in planning of development.
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Melting Antarctic ice and rising sea levels 11.8.2015 Hindu: Columns
Scientists suggest that the time period over which ice melting could double could be just ten years, which means that non-linear processes are at work for sea-level rise
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Speed of glacier retreat worldwide 'historically unprecedented', says report 4.8.2015 Guardian: Science

Researchers have recorded rapid rises in meltwater and alarming rates of glacial retreat, which are accelerating at a pace double that of a decade ago

The world’s glaciers are in retreat. The great tongues of ice high in the Himalayas, the Andes, the Alps and the Rockies are going back uphill at ever greater speeds, according to new research.

And this loss of ice is both accelerating and “historically unprecedented”, say scientists who report in the Journal of Glaciology.

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‘Glaciers worldwide melt to lowest levels on record’ 4.8.2015 Asian Age: International
Glaciers worldwide have shrunk to levels not seen in 120 years of record-keeping, with melt-off accelerating in the first decade of the 21st century, according to a study released on Monday. On average, glaciers currently lose between 50 to 150 centimetres of thickness every year, reported the study, published in the Journal of Glaciology. “This is two to three times more than the corresponding average of the 20th century,” said Michael Zemp, director of the World Glacier Monitoring Service and the study’s lead author. More than a billion people, especially in Asia and South America, get more than half of their drinking water from the seasonal melting of snow melt and glacier ice, previous research has shown. The current rate of global glacier melt is without precedent for the 120 years covered by scientific observation, and probably for much longer, Mr Zemp added. Moreover, accelerated ice loss has created a dynamic whereby glaciers in many regions will continue to diminish even if global warming did ...
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‘Glaciers worldwide melt to lowest levels on record’ 4.8.2015 Asian Age: International
Glaciers worldwide have shrunk to levels not seen in 120 years of record-keeping, with melt-off accelerating in the first decade of the 21st century, according to a study released on Monday. On average, glaciers currently lose between 50 to 150 centimetres of thickness every year, reported the study, published in the Journal of Glaciology. “This is two to three times more than the corresponding average of the 20th century,” said Michael Zemp, director of the World Glacier Monitoring Service and the study’s lead author. More than a billion people, especially in Asia and South America, get more than half of their drinking water from the seasonal melting of snow melt and glacier ice, previous research has shown. The current rate of global glacier melt is without precedent for the 120 years covered by scientific observation, and probably for much longer, Mr Zemp added. Moreover, accelerated ice loss has created a dynamic whereby glaciers in many regions will continue to diminish even if global warming did ...
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‘Glaciers worldwide melt to lowest levels on record’ 4.8.2015 Asian Age: International
Glaciers worldwide have shrunk to levels not seen in 120 years of record-keeping, with melt-off accelerating in the first decade of the 21st century, according to a study released on Monday. On average, glaciers currently lose between 50 to 150 centimetres of thickness every year, reported the study, published in the Journal of Glaciology. “This is two to three times more than the corresponding average of the 20th century,” said Michael Zemp, director of the World Glacier Monitoring Service and the study’s lead author. More than a billion people, especially in Asia and South America, get more than half of their drinking water from the seasonal melting of snow melt and glacier ice, previous research has shown. The current rate of global glacier melt is without precedent for the 120 years covered by scientific observation, and probably for much longer, Mr Zemp added. Moreover, accelerated ice loss has created a dynamic whereby glaciers in many regions will continue to diminish even if global warming did ...
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World glaciers melting at record rates: Study 3.8.2015 TOI: Home
A worldwide study has revealed that during 2001 to 2010, glaciers lost ice at an alarming two to three times the average for the 20th century. Such is the scale of ice loss that the scientists predict that even if global warming were to stabilize, the ice loss would continue.
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Talking to a rocket man 11.7.2015 Hindustan Times: World
As NASA’s New Horizons craft flies by Pluto for the first time, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield discusses space travel, climate change and the ISRO effort to launch people into orbit.
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‘Pakistan glaciers melting faster than others’ 7.7.2015 Asian Age: International
Pakistan’s 5,000 glaciers are melting faster than in any other part of the world, according to the Pakistan Economic Survey, 2014-15. Pakistan is listed among countries highly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change due to its diverse topographic and demographic settings. The country is vulnerable to a host of natural hazards, particularly of hydro-meteorological nature, the frequency and intensity of which has increased due to climate change. The survey notes the recurring extreme events, including flash floods, cyclones, heat waves, droughts, glacial lake outburst floods and intrusion of saline seawater into the Indus River Delta region, that Pakistan has faced in recent years carried large climate change footprints. According to the survey, Pakistan suffered economic losses of more than $15 billion in floods between 2010 and 2012. The unprecedented floods of 2010 were described by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as a slow moving Tsunami. More than 20 million people were affected and ...
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‘Pakistan glaciers melting faster than others’ 7.7.2015 Asian Age: International
Pakistan’s 5,000 glaciers are melting faster than in any other part of the world, according to the Pakistan Economic Survey, 2014-15. Pakistan is listed among countries highly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change due to its diverse topographic and demographic settings. The country is vulnerable to a host of natural hazards, particularly of hydro-meteorological nature, the frequency and intensity of which has increased due to climate change. The survey notes the recurring extreme events, including flash floods, cyclones, heat waves, droughts, glacial lake outburst floods and intrusion of saline seawater into the Indus River Delta region, that Pakistan has faced in recent years carried large climate change footprints. According to the survey, Pakistan suffered economic losses of more than $15 billion in floods between 2010 and 2012. The unprecedented floods of 2010 were described by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as a slow moving Tsunami. More than 20 million people were affected and ...
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Tibet vulnerable to climate change: Karmapa 26.6.2015 All News-IANS Stories
Tibet is highly vulnerable to climate change and its preservation is urgently needed, the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, the third most important Tibetan religious head, said on his 30th birthday on Friday.
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