Satellite data reveals extent of Andean glacier melt

Mar 04, 2013 12:00 AM

New research shows that warming temperatures are melting Andean glaciers at unprecedented rates, raising fears of water shortages by the middle of the century. Using the latest satellite data, scientists say glaciers along the Cordillera Real range are losing about one metre of ice thickness per year because of climate change. Tara Cleary reports.

 

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