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Friday, April 5, 2013

Glaciers that took 1,600 years to form melted in 25

I haven't posted a despressing bit of climate change news in a while, so ponder this lede from a NY Times story and sigh deeply:

Glacial ice in the Peruvian Andes that took at least 1,600 years to form has melted in just 25 years, scientists reported Thursday, the latest indication that the recent spike in global temperatures has thrown the natural world out of balance.

Here's the whole story, with one of those sliding before-and-after photos.