The glaciers of Southeast Alaska are shrinking twice as quickly as scientists had previously estimated, according to a new study.
The findings from Fairbanks and Juneau glaciologists are slated for publication in a leading scientific journal.
During a 52-year period, the Panhandle lost ice in 95 percent of its glacier-covered areas, said Roman Motyka, of Juneau, one of the study's co-authors.
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Alaska is melting
Look away, nothing to see, go about your business: