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March 17, 2016

Alpine Glacier Mass Balance in 2015: Competes for Record Loss

  Painting from Jill Pelto illustrating the Climate Change Data using multiple quantities: the annual decrease in global glacier mass balance, global sea level rise, and global temperature increase. The numbers on the left y-axis depict quantities of glacial melt and sea level rise, and the suns across the horizon contain numbers that represent the global increase in temperature, coinciding with the timeline on the lower x-axis. The World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) record …