Month / December 2017

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  • Photo Friday: Capturing Climate Change Through Art

    This Photo Friday, view Zaria Forman’s painstakingly drawn, detailed pastel drawings that transport viewers to remote areas and showcase landscapes in flux.

  • As Alaska Glaciers Shrink, Salmon Populations May Also Decline

    A new study investigates the future impacts of climate change on healthy salmon populations in the Alaska region through a case study based on the Kenai river and the Chinook salmon. This topic is of great importance for the fishing communities: indigenous, sport and commercial fishers in the area.

  • Court Advances Case Against German Greenhouse Gas Emitter

    Last month, a German court ruled that it will hear a case brought by a Peruvian farmer against Germany’s largest energy producer, RWE, potentially having huge ramifications in so-called climate justice cases. Farmer Saul Luciano Lliuya sued the company in 2015 for emitting large amounts of greenhouse gases, increasing the threat of glacier lake outburst floods (GLOFs) that threaten his home in Huaraz, in the foothills of the Andes.

  • GlacierHub’s Top Stories of 2017

    Here are some of the stories our readers went wild over in 2017.

  • Photo Friday: Ring in the Holidays with Reindeer on Glaciers

    In this week’s Photo Friday, let’s take a trip to the glaciers, mountains and tundras that Donner and Blitzen call home.

  • Interview with Alsak Grinsted, the Creator of Daily Glacier Bot

    Aslak Grinsted, a Danish geoscientist, has created a daily twitter feed, called Daily Glacier Bot, which features before and after images of individual glaciers. GlacierHub interviewed him on the techniques behind the bot, and on his reasons for developing it. He is seeking to promote understanding of climate change around the world.

  • Glacier Retreat and Trace-Metal Contamination in Peru

    A recent study provided a comprehensive assessment of the extent of trace-metal contamination across the Rio Santa basin, one of the largest and most important rivers in the Cordillera Blanca range.

  • Meeting at UN Security Council Discusses Climate Change and Conflict

    At a meeting at the UN Security Council on December 13, representatives of a number of countries, along with senior ministers from several countries, discussed the risk of conflict caused by climate change. They discussed the ways for the UN to address these threats. Except for Russia and China, all favored having the Security Council develop a series of early warning mechanisms and strategies to reduce conflict.

  • Bearded Seal in Svalbard (Ali Schneider/Pinterest)

    Roundup: Glacier Freshwater, Bearded Seals and Metal Contamination

    In this week’s roundup, we explore the impact of glacier freshwater on sea ice melting in Antartica, the different sounds of bearded seals in glacier and non-glacier environments, and metal contamination in the glacier lakes of Tibet.

  • Photo Friday: The Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical Union

    Glaciers played a prominent role at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the world’s largest organization of Earth and space scientists.