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On Thin Ice: How Cutting Pollution Can Slow Warming and Save Lives

15 October 2013

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The Cryosphere Action Plan, now termed the “On Thin Ice” report and co-released with the World Bank, is an effort to detail the changes that have occurred in cryosphere regions since the International Polar Year; and to characterize the impact on all larger cryosphere regions of short-lived climate pollutants, especially black carbon, using new modeling. The report raises many questions and avenues for further policy and modeling work, and ICCI is actively seeking support to continue 1) detailing the ongoing changes in the cryosphere, based on the newest research and 2) exploring means to mitigate or slow that warming, and help ecosystems and peoples living in polar and mountain regions to adapt in a rapidly changing environment.

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climate cryosphere

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