By the Numbers
Amount of the Earth’s surface now covered by glacial ice, including glaciers, ice caps and ice sheets.
Maximum proportion of the (arth’s land area that was covered by glaciers during the last ice age. 75 PERCENT Amount of the world’s fresh water held in glaciers. 39 percent Reduction in size, on average, of glaciers in Montana’s Glacier National Park over the past 50 years.
Speed in meters per day of the fastest known glacier, the Kutiah Glacier in Pakistan.
58 Number of meters the world’s oceans would rise if all the ice on Antarctica were to melt. 2.7 trillion
Metric tons of ice lost on Antarctica since 1992.
Estimated reduction in Asia’s glaciers by 2100 under a bestcase scenario (1.5 degrees C warming).