Snow and ice across the planet are melting much faster than anticipated, and the cryosphere - the Earth's ice and snow cover - is very vulnerable to climate change, finds a new report presented today at the United Nations Climate Summit by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.
Snow cover is diminishing, and glaciers from the Himalayas to the Alps are melting rapidly, with the greatest reductions in the Andes and the Rockies, the report shows.
It is interesting to note that Mr. Gore didn't even bother to attend the Climate Summit in Cancún this year.
Was he afraid to answer embarrassing questions about his predictions made in Copenhagen last year? Or maybe he was afraid of embarrassing questions about the sexual assault charges filed against him in 2010.
Link here and here.