Study: Glaciers Fading in Warm Waters

According to a new report, glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica are melting more quickly than previously thought.

Experts at the British Antarctic Survey said glaciers have been worn down by warming waters along the coasts of Greenland and the Antarctic peninsula, with some losing almost 30 feet per year since 2003.
Lead author Hamish Pritchard said the analysis suggests deteriorating glaciers could become a major contributor to sea level rise.
Published: September 30, 2009