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Researchers from the University of Washington and the German Space Agency (DLR) say that a Greenland glacier is slipping off into the ocean at a speed never before seen.
One of the worldâ€™s largest glaciers is under attack from global climate change, researchers reported on Thursday.
On Tuesday, Denmark said negotiations on a new global climate deal were going "too slowly" and that the process needed to speed up in order to be prepared for the crucial UN summit less than six months away.
Environmental ministers and officials from 23 countries met Thursday near a glacier that is retreating at an alarming pace and agreed that governments must stop arguing over global warming and start acting.
When people talk about something moving at a glacial pace, they are referring to speeds that make a tortoise look like a hare. While it is all relative, glaciers actually flow at speeds that require time lapses to recognize.