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Accelerated melting in the world's cryosphere alarms climate scientists

New measurements show a dramatic decline in the health of glaciers and sea ice, perpetuating the cycle of warming.

Antarctica is losing large areas of sea ice. (AN/Monika/Unsplash)

It's been a tough few years to be ice: a big melt is having devastating effects ranging from the Swiss Alps to Antarctica.

Two catastrophic years of extreme warming wiped out 10% of Swiss glacier volume, an amount equal to what was lost between 1960 and 1990, the Swiss Commission for Cryosphere Observation reported on Thursday.

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