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31

Mar

Are West Antarctica’s glaciers speeding toward collapse?Researchers who have analyzed satellite images of the icy region suggest that the glaciers’ acceleration may be cause for concern.

Are West Antarctica’s glaciers speeding toward collapse?
Researchers who have analyzed satellite images of the icy region suggest that the glaciers’ acceleration may be cause for concern.

16

May

Melting glaciers responsible for one-third of sea-level rise
Antarctic glaciers lost the least ice overall because spots on the continent melting rapidly were offset by other regions gaining ice.

Melting glaciers responsible for one-third of sea-level rise

Antarctic glaciers lost the least ice overall because spots on the continent melting rapidly were offset by other regions gaining ice.

09

Mar

Big melt expected for Canadian Arctic glaciers
Scientists used computer models to predict how the glaciers would respond to future climate change, and the results were not reassuring.

Big melt expected for Canadian Arctic glaciers

Scientists used computer models to predict how the glaciers would respond to future climate change, and the results were not reassuring.

25

Feb

climateadaptation:

In a confusing Press Release, the United Nations urges countries to protect AND develop the Arctic as glaciers and ice melt. On the one hand, the PR urges stronger legal and environmental regulations. On the other, it urges northern countries to cooperate as they exploit the Arctic’s vast resources of oil, gas, minerals, and fish: “the Arctic Council …is formed by Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the US has a crucial role to play in ensuring any resource exploitation is done responsibly.”
Confused? Yeah, me too…
Via United Nations

climateadaptation:

In a confusing Press Release, the United Nations urges countries to protect AND develop the Arctic as glaciers and ice melt. On the one hand, the PR urges stronger legal and environmental regulations. On the other, it urges northern countries to cooperate as they exploit the Arctic’s vast resources of oil, gas, minerals, and fish: “the Arctic Council …is formed by Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the US has a crucial role to play in ensuring any resource exploitation is done responsibly.”

Confused? Yeah, me too…

Via United Nations

(Source: united-nations)

23

Jan


 Andes glaciers vanishing rapidly, study finds 



Some small glaciers have completely disappeared, such as the Chacaltaya glacier of Bolivia, which was once the world’s highest ski resort.
Some small glaciers have completely disappeared, such as the Chacaltaya glacier of Bolivia, which was once the world’s highest ski resort.

01

Aug

8 before-and-after images of ice meltA record-setting, 4-day ice melt in Greenland sets the stage for other comparisons, some decades apart.

8 before-and-after images of ice melt
A record-setting, 4-day ice melt in Greenland sets the stage for other comparisons, some decades apart.

30

May

Long-lost photos reveal true tale of Greenland’s glaciersPhotos show that the glaciers grew from 1943 to 1972, indicating that action be taken to keep the glaciers from not only melting but also to encourage expansion.

Long-lost photos reveal true tale of Greenland’s glaciers
Photos show that the glaciers grew from 1943 to 1972, indicating that action be taken to keep the glaciers from not only melting but also to encourage expansion.

03

May

Greenland’s glaciers are on the moveScientists will adjust the rates of sea level rise since glaciers are not moving as quickly as earlier studies suggested.

Greenland’s glaciers are on the move
Scientists will adjust the rates of sea level rise since glaciers are not moving as quickly as earlier studies suggested.

12

Dec

Greenland glaciers breaking at record ratesA new study suggests that glacier calving activity is high when the waters off Greenland are influenced more by warmer Atlantic Ocean water.

Greenland glaciers breaking at record rates
A new study suggests that glacier calving activity is high when the waters off Greenland are influenced more by warmer Atlantic Ocean water.

08

Dec

Disappearing glacier caught on filmLakes drain due to shifts in the ice and are then slowly refilled by melting glaciers.

Disappearing glacier caught on film
Lakes drain due to shifts in the ice and are then slowly refilled by melting glaciers.