Published : Tuesday, January 22, 2019 | 2:42 PM
Jefferson Elementary School’s 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders were recently invited to Caltech, where students learned about glaciers and their impact on the world.
Scientists are increasingly aware that mountain glaciers—like mountain snowpack—are growing more vulnerable to the influence of climate change. Recent study suggests that total glacier volume across all the investigated basins will decrease by about 43 percent by the year 2100, even if the world takes serious steps to mitigate climate change. Under a more severe “business-as-usual” trajectory, in which greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated into the future, these total declines could be as high as 74 percent. (https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/shrinking-mountain-glaciers-are-affecting-people-downstream/)
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