GlacierHub is One Year Old Today!

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015

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Happy-Birthday-WallpaperGlacierHub was founded by Benjamin Orlove, an anthropologist at the Earth Institute and CRED of Columbia University, on July 7th, 2014. Our mission is to expand and deepen the understanding of glaciers. We seek to raise awareness of glacier recession by providing scientific facts and real-life stories. We engage actively with people including artists, glacier climbers, scientists, and local residents, who are passionate about rescuing glaciers from abrupt climate change. In fact, it has been extremely fulfilling for all our writers and editors.

Here are some recaps about the past year…

microsoft-office-free-birthday-clip-artThere have been over 61,000 visits with up to 93,900 page views. We have had visitors from almost every country in the world, including the US, the UK, Australia, India, Peru, Russia, Nepal, Norway, Bhutan, Netherlands, Iceland, and China. As of today, we have 907 followers on Twitter, our Newsletter has 519 subscribers, and 256 followers on Facebook.

The top 10 posts of the year are listed below. Surprisingly, posts related to volcano eruption appear to be quite popular.

#10 As Glaciers Melt, Bodies Resurface.

#9 If A Glacier Melts on A Mountain, Does Anyone Hear It?

#8 Eruption of Glacier-covered Volcano in Chile.

#7 Bhutan’s Glaciers and Yak Herds Are Shrinking.

#6 The Risk of An Exploding Glacier Is Heating Up in Iceland.

#5 Mining a Norwegian Glacier for Luxury Ice Cubes.

#4 Artists Stage Glacier Worship to Fight Climate Change.

#3 Glacier Archaeology Comes of Age.

#2 Craters Have Appeared on Two Glaciers in Iceland.

#1 Will An Icelandic Volcano Erupt under A Glacier in 2015?

_ml_p2p_pc_badge_taller2We’ve accomplished a lot in our first year and we hope to keep growing! We are currently working on redesigning our webpage interface. We hope to expand our mail list subscribers by providing more up-to-date news, intriguing scientific findings, and real-life stories from the glacier community.

Thank you for your support and for being here. If you have any questions and suggestions , want to tell us your favorite GlacierHub story, or would like to share why you love GlacierHub, please leave us your comments below. We are looking forward to the next year with you!

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