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Almost HALF of World Heritage sites could lose iconic glaciers by 2100

Glaciers will melt away in half of the Natural World Heritage sites where they currently exist if global greenhouse gases emissions continue unchecked.  This is the finding of experts from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and ETH Zurich, who made the first global study of World Heritage glaciers.  Even in a low-emission future, eight sites will still lose their glaciers by the end of the century, the researchers found.  Read more...

 

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