Collapsing Glaciers in The Himalaya–Hindu Kush mountain ranges & the Tibetan Plateau
From Nature: “Tibetan communities are dealing with the impacts of collapsing glaciers. In October 2018, debris dammed the Yarlung Tsangpo River, which forms the headwater of the Brahmaputra, threatening areas as far afield as Bangladesh with flooding.”
Benthic Communities in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica.
From Ecological Applications: ” In this study, we describe contrasting responses to an apparent regime shift [in food particle size] of two very different benthic communities in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. We compared species-specific patterns of benthic invertebrate abundance and size between the west (low productivity) and east (higher productivity) sides of McMurdo Sound across multiple decades.”
Read more about the changes to benthic invertebrates in Antarctica here.
Resilient Mountain Solutions in the Hindu Kush Himalaya
From UNFCCC: “Research at ICIMOD has revealed that temperatures in the mountains have increased significantly faster than the global average, and are projected to increase by 1–2°C on average by 2050. Precipitation patterns and water availability are likely to change.”
Read more about Resilient Mountain Solutions such as vulnerability reduction and improved ecosystem services here.