World will lose 10% of glacier ice even if it hits climate targets

World will lose 10% of glacier ice even if it hits climate targets

Exclusive: loss is equivalent to more than 13,200 cubic kilometres of water or 10m Wembley Stadiums

A tenth of the world’s mountain glacier ice will have melted by the middle of this century even if humanity meets the goals of the Paris climate agreement, according to figures compiled exclusively for the Guardian.

The loss is equivalent to more than 13,200 cubic kilometres of water – enough to fill Lake Superior, or more than 10m Wembley Stadiums – with knock-on effects on highly populated river deltas, wildlife habitats and sea levels.

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