Chile’s mesmerising glaciers | AFP

Chile is one of the world’s main glacier reserves, with gigantic ice blocks covering almost three percent of the national territory. That’s more than 20,000km², which is about two thirds the size of Belgium. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in September warned that glaciers were losing 280 billion tonnes of ice every year, contributing 35 percent of sea level rises.

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UN says humanity must save the oceans to save itself | AFP

Crumbling ice sheets, rising seas, melting glaciers, ocean dead zones, toxic algae blooms — a raft of impacts on sea and ice are decimating fish stocks, destroying renewable sources of fresh water, and incubating superstorms that will ravage some megacities every year, according to a landmark assessment approved by the 195-nation Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). SOUNDBITE

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ICEsat-2: measuring changes to Earth’s ice | AFP Animé

Videographic illustrating NASA’s ICEsat2 mission under way to measure changes in ice elevation on Earth. Humanity should brace for blowback from oceans and frozen zones increasingly addled by climate change, a major UN report will warn. Loading the atmosphere with CO2 and greenhouse gases has spawned a host of consequences, starting with irreversible sea-level rise, according to a draft Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report obtained by AFP.VIDEOGRAPHICS

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