New Study Shows That as the Climate Warms, Melting of Alaskan Glaciers is Adding Significantly to Sea Level Rise

As heat about global warming continues to emanate from the presidential campaign trail, new research published today shows that the melting of Alaskan glaciers is largely the result of a warming climate.

According to the study, accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed Geophysical Research Letters, Alaskan glaciers lost about 1.4 trillion tons of ice between 1994 and 2013. That works out to about 75 billion tons a year.

Given that rate of ice loss, we’re talking about enough water 

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