Trump’s Interior Pick Wants to Heighten California Dam

9 April 2019, by

David Bernhardt is a former lobbyist for an irrigation district that would benefit from increasing the capacity of the state’s largest reservoir, which is fed by glacier meltwater.

On Carbon, AGU President Robin Bell Walks the Walk

6 March 2019, by

A profile of Robin Bell, the world’s earth science leader. She says individual effort on climate change leads to collective action. She takes her carbon footprint seriously, and thinks you should too.

Video of the Week: Preserving Sheepherding and Tradition Among Nepal’s Tamang Community

6 March 2019, by

Manchhiring Tamang’s documentary “A Day in the Life of a Himalayan Shepherd” beautifully captures the vast Himalayan landscape and sheepherding practices of the Tamang community in the Dhading district of central Nepal.

Photo Friday: Olafur Eliasson’s Ice Art Installation in London

8 February 2019, by

Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson hopes to bring attention to melting ice sheets through art installations that make climate change tangible.

GLOF Risk Perception in Nepal Himalaya

30 January 2019, by

Glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) pose a significant, climate change-related risk to the Mt. Everest region of Nepal. A recent study finds risk perception of GLOFs is linked to a variety of socioeconomic and cultural factors.

Glaciers and Reefs with Diane Burko

9 January 2019, by

A new exhibit at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., features vast glacial poles and island reefs by artist Diane Burko.

Video of the Week: Himalayan Rap

2 January 2019, by

This week’s video features Himalayan rap set in New York City, featuring references to Tsampa, a classic item of Tibetan cuisine.

A C+S Alum Records Glacier Sounds in Peru

2 January 2019, by

GlacierHub spoke with Gustavo Valdivia, an alumnus of Columbia University’s MA Program in Climate and Society program, about his recordings of the sounds of the famous Quelccaya glacier in Peru.  

Sensing the Divine: Frankenstein’s Creature and the Mer de Glace

27 December 2018, by

A paramount scene in “Frankenstein” is when Victor ascends Mont Blanc to assuage his melancholy spirit aside the Mer De Glace glacier. Victor believes “The sight of the awful and majestic in nature had indeed always the effect of solemnising my mind, and causing me to forget the passing cares of life.” Upon reaching the summit of Mont Blanc and carefully crossing the Mer De Glace, he further acknowledges, “My heart, which was before sorrowful, now swelled with something like joy.”

Photo Friday: Illustrators Remember COP24

21 December 2018, by

This Photo Friday, view several cartoons referencing COP24, or the 24th meeting of the “Conference of Parties,” brought together by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). COP24 recently took place in Katowice, Poland, from 2-14 December.

Epidemics and Population Decline in Greenland’s Inuit Community

20 December 2018, by

A recent study by Kirsten Hastrup in the journal Cross-Cultural Research looks at the history of health and environment of the Inuit people of Greenland’s Thule community, considered by some to be international leaders in climate change adaptation.

Down to Earth: A New Vocabulary for Climate Justice from Bruno Latour

19 December 2018, by

Bruno Latour wants us to “come down to earth,” to radically rethink how we orient ourselves in a world of climate change, migration, and social inequality. Latour’s book, “Down to Earth,” is a provocation. It invites its readers to assess their needs, wants and desires, and how these conflict with the needs, wants and desires of others.