On August 18, scientists, artists, and climate activists gathered to commemorate Iceland’s OK Glacier, the first of the country’s glaciers to be lost to climate change. Already, a second glacier funeral is planned for September in Switzerland.
Scientists found that an Alaskan tidewater glacier is melting much more rapidly than predicted, challenging the models used to predict how quickly tidewater glaciers are melting worldwide.
In GlacierHub’s latest Video of the Week, watch musicians perform a song on instruments carved from pieces of Arctic glacial ice. The song “Ocean Memories” is part of a campaign to protect the world’s oceans.
Rock-ice avalanches and mudflows from the glacier have periodically blocked strategic infrastructure in Georgia.
In this week’s Roundup, read about new scientific findings from the Kyrgyz Republic, Greenland, and Switzerland.
A July event sponsored by the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development brought together experts from the organization and officials, authors, and staff of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change.
In GlacierHub’s Video of the Week, watch a 55-second NASA animation of the history of glaciers since the last Ice Age and learn about the importance of glacial isostatic adjustment.
A new study of snow algae in Chile reveals the reasons for its tenacity here on Earth—and how life might thrive elsewhere in the universe.
In this week’s Roundup, read about glacier instability in Alaska creating hazards for outdoors enthusiasts, the impact of Europe’s recent heatwave on Swiss glaciers, and a history of Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor.