Half of world’s glaciers to ‘disappear’ with 1.5˚C of global warming

Half of the world’s glaciers – frozen reservoirs supplying three-quarters of the global water supply – could “disappear” by the end of the century under 1.5˚C of warming, a study concludes.

Even if the world is successful in meeting its most ambitious climate goal of 1.5˚C, glaciers could lose a quarter of their total mass by 2100 – raising global sea levels by 90mm.