Rapid retreat of glaciers leading world towards ‘humanitarian crisis’, says top scientist. Exclusive: Melt of glaciers in the Himalayas and South America could threaten water supply of hundreds of millions of people, says leading glaciologist Prof Jemma Wadham. Around 70 per cent of Earth’s freshwater is stored in glaciers – vast rivers of ice that slowly ooze their way across land. But rising global temperatures are causing these icy rivers to quickly melt away, said Prof Jemma Wadham, a top glaciologist and director of the Cabot Institute for the Environment at the University of Bristol.
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