The Earth’s glaciers are shrinking – and fast. Indeed, recent research suggests the rate of glacial melt is 18 percent higher than previously thought and five times the speed it was in the 1960s. It is a bulldozer to polar bear real estate. It is also causing sea levels to rise, extreme weather to become more extreme, and ancient diseases to re-emerge. In short, it is not good. Now, it appears there is another thing we should worry about – the nuclear fallout buried in all that snow and ice. Radioactive icebergs sound like a dodgy plot device in a fanciful disaster flick along the lines of Geostorm. And yet, emerging research presented at this year’s General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) suggests that radioactive debris stored in glaciers really could be a ticking time bomb.
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STUDENTS protesting as part of an international youth campaign demanding action on climate change brought part of central London to a standstill yesterday. Organisers behind the Youth Strike 4 Climate movement had said “sizeable events” would take place in major towns and cities around the country as students took to the streets for the third mass protest in as many months. Hundreds of students marched past Downing Street where they chanted “Theresa May, hear us say, climate change is here to stay”. The march began at Parliament Square where organisers led chants, including “We want, we want, justice” in the style of Queen song We Will Rock You. As cars were brought to a halt to wait for the march to pass the students chanted “engines off”.
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