Global warming is taking its toll on mountain glaciers and polar ice sheets.

Author:Gajewski, Karen Ann
 
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Global warming is taking its toll on mountain glaciers and polar ice sheets. Italian authorities issued a warning in late September that almost 250,000 cubic meters of ice are in danger of breaking away from the Planpincieux Glacier of Mont Blanc, Western Europe's highest mountain range. Experts report that a section is sliding sixteen to twenty-three inches per day, necessitating the closure of several roads on the Italian side of the range. Earlier in the month, scientists reported that the Pizol...

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