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Glacier ice clings to the side of the mountains on the edge of the Juneau Icefield in Alaska. Credit: Twila Moon, NSIDC
Climate talks lacking knowledge of permanent global impacts from glacier and ice sheet loss Mountain and polar groups at the twenty-sixth United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) are calling for more consideration of the dire