Norway’s glaciers shrink a 4th year on warm summer

The shrinking icecaps are part of a global trend caused by global warming during the past century, Liss Marie Edvardsen, a senior engineer at the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate, said in a telephone interview today.

“Some glaciers have retracted at the fastest pace since measurements started at around the year 1900,” Edvardsen said. “It’s due to a combination of two record-warm summers and less winter precipitation than normal.”