21 Apr '17, 12pm

Earth's Melting Glaciers Captured in Stunning Before-and-After Images

If you don't agree with 97 percent of climate scientists that climate change is real, you should at least believe your own eyes. The Earth's rapidly rising temperatures has dramatically transformed our landscapes, as you can see quite clearly in these vivid photos of the world's melting glaciers . Retreat of the Columbia Glacier, Alaska, USA, by ~6.5 km between 2009 and 2015. Credit: James Balog and the Extreme Ice Survey The photos appeared in the new paper "Savor the Cryosphere," published in the peer-reviewed GSA Today , a publication of the Geological Society of America. The cryosphere is the Earth's frozen waters. "We have unretouched photographic evidence of glaciers melting all around the globe," co-author Gregory Baker, adjunct professor of geology at the University of Kansas, said . "That includes the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica—they're reduced in size....

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