Decline Of Polar Glaciers

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Wow, the facts in this article were pretty scary. The trend with glaciers is that they are rapidly decreasing. It states that the Columbia Glacier in Prince William Sound in Alaska is the world's fastest-melting glacier. It moves 80 feet a day into the ocean. Also, the thickness of this glacier is usually 3,000 feet but over the last 25 years it reduced to only 1,300 feet. Global warming is responsible for glaciers to weaken until they collapse. The article also points out that summers in the Arctic could be no longer icy in 100 years, which would endanger the polar bears. As temperatures increase, glaciers recede and the faster glaciers melt, the faster seas will rise. The loss of glaciers also has consequences for park ecosystems and the
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