updated 02:29 PM EST, Tue October 21, 2014

"Svalbard’s glaciers are disappearing at a rate as high as 15km3 per year."

Svalbard is a sparsely populated Norwegian archipelago buried deep in the Arctic. It's a treeless, inhospitable place where the glaciers outnumber the women. But those glaciers are vanishing - at a rate as high as 15 km3 per year.

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