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Canada’s glacial ice loss raises sea level

Monday 20 Feb 17 9:00am

The remote Osborn mountain range on Ellesmere Island in the far north of Canada’s Queen Elizabeth Islands archipelago | Ansgar Walk

By TIM RADFORD | Glaciers on Canada’s Queen Elizabeth Islands are melting at an ever faster rate. Between 2005 and 2015, ice loss accelerated massively from three billion tonnes a year to 30 billion, according to new research.

The islands, which make up Canada’s northernmost archipelago, are home to a quarter of all the Arctic ice − second only to Greenland.

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