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This week, the Copernicus Climate Change Service, on behalf of the European Commission, released the European State of the Climate 2020 report. The World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS) - located at the Department of Geography - contributed glacier data and analyses.
The report highlights that 2020 was one of the three warmest years on record, the greenhouse gas concentrations continued to increase in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, and glaciers are currently losing about three times the ice volume of the European Alps every year.
European State of the Climate 2020
The cryosphere in the climate system
Glaciers as climate indicators