This week’s Video of the Week features a short clip of researchers installing an automatic weather station on Yala Glacier in Nepal.
The World Meteorological Organization convened a three-day summit to identify priority actions to support more sustainable development, disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation in high-mountain areas and downstream.
Roundup: Slovenian Glaciers, The Imminent Collapse of a Mont Blanc Glacier, and Mosses Provide Details of Ice Man’s Final Journey11 November 2019, by Peter Deneen
In this week’s Roundup, read about freshwater issues involving Slovenia’s two melting glaciers, a glacier on the verge of collapse in the Italian Alps, and what mosses on a neolithic ice man teach us about his final journey.
Melting glaciers are threatening Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park in New Zealand. A new study examines the impacts of receding glaciers on geotourism and visitor experience within the park.
Americans laud their pristine national parks and visit them in droves. But those places were once home to thousands of indigenous people who were brutally dispossessed of their land. Glacier parks are among those with a dark past.
The Global Oneness Project believes that stories play a very important role in education. This nonprofit provides lesson plans, images, films, and other educational resources for free, with a goal to connect people through stories on issues such as climate change, food scarcity, and migration.
While it’s uncertain whether the plants were cultivated intentionally or selectively harvested for high potency, it is clear that glaciers played a central role in hydrating the marijuana used in western China around 500 BC.
Inspiring Girls Expeditions has organized science excursions for young girls since 1999. Its Canadian program just got a major boost for 2019.
Little is known about the amounts and sources of ice nucleating particles in the Arctic. But as Arctic glaciers recede, a study on Svalbard indicates their dust will alter cloud properties and shorten their lifetime.
Roundup: Project Pressure Exhibition, Melting Swiss Glaciers Provide Opportunity, and The Tibetan Snowcock6 May 2019, by Peter Deneen
In this week’s Roundup, glaciers are a central narrative at a world class art exhibition in Vienna, the Swiss make the best of its melting glaciers, and a study on a little-known bird, the Tibetan Snowcock.
A new study says glaciers lost more than 9,000 billion tons of ice since 1961, contributing 27 millimeters of sea level rise—18 percent more than past estimates.