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.

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.

Pakistan Could Be Left High and Dry Even If Nations Achieve Paris Climate Targets

3 October 2019, by

University of Hamburg researchers found that if nations successfully keep global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-Industrial Age levels, Pakistan will still face a long-term water availability crisis.

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.

New Research Reveals How Megafloods Shaped Greenland And Iceland

19 September 2019, by

A pair of British researchers look back on the impact of massive floods on the landscape of Greenland and Iceland. Their findings are published in a new paper in the journal Earth-Science Reviews.

Roundup: Switzerland’s Aletsch Glacier, Olafur Eliasson, and Early Alpine Dwellers

16 September 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about dire predictions for the largest glacier in the European Alps—even if Paris agreement targets are met, an evening with Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, and early high-elevation settlements.

Annual Assessment of North Cascades Glaciers Finds ‘Shocking Loss’ of Volume

10 September 2019, by

Mauri Pelto describes the findings of the North Cascade Glacier Climate Project, which, for the 36th consecutive year, measured the volume of 10 of the park’s glaciers.

Roundup: Alpine Hydropower, Water Availability in Pakistan, and Measuring Black Carbon

9 September 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, check out a case study of the impact of climate change on alpine hydropower, what water availability might be like in Pakistan under Paris Agreement targets, and how much black carbon is floating around Gangotri Glacier in India.

Warming Rivers Are Causing Die-Offs Among Alaska Salmon

5 September 2019, by

Rising temperatures and melting snowpack in Alaska are a sign of a new normal that is emerging, which is likely to become a major challenge for the state’s salmon populations.

How Simmering Suspicions Over Mining Threatened Glacier Science In the Andes

3 September 2019, by

Scientists studying Peru’s Mount Huascaran were asked by locals to stop working. A solution was reached through collaboration between researchers, government officials, and locals.

What the 2018 State of the Climate Report Says About Alpine Glaciers

29 August 2019, by

The latest American Meteorological Society State of the Climate report indicates 2018 was the 30th consecutive year of significant mass balance loss across a sampling of the world’s glaciers.