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Peru's Quelccaya Ice Cap Is Melting, Thanks To Climate Change

By Nick Visser

From Mother Nature Network’s John Platt:

For decades now scientists have observed rapid melting in the Quelccaya Ice Cap in Peru. The glacier ebbs and flows each year, as do all glaciers, but each year it also shrinks a little bit more than the previous year. A 2006 study concluded with the ice cap had lost 20% of its area since 1978 and that the rate of this decrease was increasing.

Until now, we didn’t know for sure what was causing the ice cap to shrink and retreat. But a study published this week in the journal <a target=_blank …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green