Global glacier change in the 21st century: Every increase in temperature matters | Science

Mountain glaciers, perennial ice masses excluding the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, are a critical water resource for nearly two billion people and are threatened by global warming. Rounce et al. projected how those glaciers will be affected under global temperature increases of 1.5° to 4°C, finding losses of one quarter to nearly one half of their mass by 2100 (see the Perspective by Aðalgeirsdóttir and James). Their calculations suggest that glaciers will lose substantially more mass and contribute more to sea level rise than current estimates indicate. —HJS

Global glacier change in the 21st century: Every increase in temperature matters | Science