Columbia Glacier, Alaska, 1986-2011

  • Released Monday, July 23, 2012
  • Updated Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 5:42PM
  • ID: 11030

The Columbia Glacier in Alaska is one of many vanishing around the world. Glacier retreat is one of the most direct and understandable effects of climate change. The consequences of the decline in alpine glaciers include contributing to global sea level rise.


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