Roundup: Glacier Names, Pakistani Disasters and More

Iceland names 130 new glaciers

“The new names mainly refer to places in the vicinity. For example, Kerlingarbaksjökull lies to the west of the mountain Kerling in Eyjafjörður, Sýlingarjökull in Svarfaðardalur is named after the mountain Auðnasýling and Dyrajökull lies in the Dyrfjöll mountains in Borgarfjörður eystri, as stated on ruv.is. Oddur is working with local and U.S. colleagues on making a map for an international glacier atlas.”

Read the full story in the Iceland Review.

 

Pakistan is suffering from disasters caused by climate change

“If we look at the current disaster history of Pakistan, the country has encountered multiple disasters which are only caused by the climate change phenomena, which includes coastal flooding, drought, and flash floods. Among these the melting of glacier causing glacial outbursts observed an unprecedented events in northern part of the country.”

Read more about disaster risk reduction in The Dardistant Times.

 

Controversy on tropical glaciers

“Yet the idea that the ice cap has retreated over time because of a change in temperature, rather than other possible factors like reduced snowfall, has always been more of a surmise than a proven case. In fact, how to interpret the disappearance of glaciers throughout the tropics has been a scientific controversy. ”

Read more about scientific battles on tropical glaciers in The New York Times.

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