Roundup: Tropical Glaciers, Experimental Cryoconite, and Grand Teton National Park

14 October 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, check out a study describing glacier mass loss in Peru’s tropical glaciers between 2000 and 2016, experimental surface melt holes, and a new study of glaciers in Grand Teton National Park.

Making Connections at the 2019 International Mountain Conference

10 October 2019, by

Over 500 mountain researchers came together in Sept. at the heart of the Tyrolean Alps in Innsbruck, Austria in order to engage in in-depth, cross-disciplinary discussions aimed at furthering global understanding of mountain systems, their responses, and resiliencies.

Video of the Week: Melania Trump Pays a Visit to Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park

9 October 2019, by

The First Lady of the United States visited on Oct. 4 Grand Teton National Park, where scientists are trying to determine the impact of climate change on the park’s understudied glaciers.

‘From Thinking to Doing’: Olafur Eliasson on Art and Action

8 October 2019, by

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson spoke at Columbia University about his art and the role it can play in inspiring action on climate change.

Roundup: Ice911, Glacier Tourism in New Zealand, and Ice Stupas

7 October 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about a novel approach to fighting climate change, the impact of glacier melt on tourism in New Zealand, and ice stupas in Ladakh.

Photo Friday: Inside the Final Negotiations of the IPCC’s Special Report on the Oceans and Cryosphere

4 October 2019, by

IPCC authors and national delegates put the final touches on the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate during negotiations in Monaco ahead of the release of the report on Sept. 25.

Video of the Week: The IPCC’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere

2 October 2019, by

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released on Sept. 25 its Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate. Check out a short video about its findings.

A Future in the Balance: Unprecedented Ocean and Cryosphere Change Requires Urgent Action, IPCC Report Finds

27 September 2019, by

The most recent report from the IPCC highlights the severe impact of climate change on the world’s water, from the deepest depths of the ocean to the highest peaks of our changing mountains.

Photo Friday: A Funeral Procession for Switzerland’s Pizol Glacier

27 September 2019, by

One month after a commemoration of the first glacier in Iceland lost to climate change, 250 people gathered in the Glarus Alps of northeastern Switzerland to mark the demise of the Pizol Glacier.

‘Landscapes Need a Voice’: GlacierHub Speaks With Photographer Fiona Bunn

26 September 2019, by

The alpine photographer, who’s also an avid hiker and climber, speaks with GlacierHub about her most recent exhibition and the role of the photographer in a world increasingly shaped by climate change.

A First-of-Its-Kind Model of Bolivian GLOFs Projects Significant Risks

24 September 2019, by

Researchers from the United Kingdom and the United States simulated the impacts of glacial lake outburst floods on six communities in the Bolivian Andes. They found that as many as 2,200 people could be subjected to life threatening flooding.

Roundup: Accelerating Sea Level Rise, France’s Mer de Glace, and Andean Glacier Change

23 September 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about the World Meteorological Organization’s new climate study, a report from France’s Mer de Glace, and an interdisciplinary analysis of changes in the high Andes.