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Retreating alpine glaciers in a warming world may seem to have an obvious connection.
Glaciers have been retreating globally since the end of the "Little Ice Age" in the mid-19th century, but now humans are the primary culprits.
This 2013 file photo shows the Mendenhall Glaicer where it spills over the mountains above Mendenhall Lake in Juneau, Alaska.
By combining climate and glacier models, scientists have found unambiguous evidence for anthropogenic glacier mass loss in recent decades.
Retreating glaciers are a powerful visual of climate change and a key contributor to global sea-level rise together.
From Alaska to the Alps, photos of today's diminished glaciers contrasted with grainy black-and-white images of their former, more massive states are some of the most widely used examples of the impact of human-caused climate change, with their melt threatening water supplies, enhancing sea level rise , and posing threats like floods from bursting ... (more)
The world's glaciers have been shrinking since the end of the Little Ice Age but scientists say they now have "unambiguous evidence" that human activities are making them melt faster.
Man-made greenhouse gas emissions have become the dominant cause of melting in glaciers from the Alps to the Andes that is raising world sea levels, a study said on Thursday.
Scientists looking at glacier melt since 1851 didn't see a human fingerprint until about the middle of the 20th century.
A new study finds that more than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the world's glaciers can be blamed on humans.
Updated: Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:29 pm
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