Western Canada’s Glaciers Could Vanish by 2100

Posted by Mike Confino, April 9, 2015

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Canada’s glacial ice draws millions of tourists and provides drinking water to two countries, but this important economic resource could disappear by the end of the 21st century, a new study finds.

For the study, scientists devised a new computer model that predicts how glaciers will respond to future climate change. The results were dismal.

In the Rocky Mountains of Alberta and British Columbia, 90 percent of the spectacular mountain glaciers may vanish by 2100, according to research published today (April 6) in the journal Nature Geoscience. This region includes the Columbia Icefield in Jasper National Park, visited by more than 1 million people every year.

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