Glaciers Feature Prominently at COP24 in Poland

13 December 2018, by

From 2-14 December 2018, 197 countries gather in Poland for COP24. Over two weeks of negotiations, countries will attempt to finish what they started three years ago in Paris, where they set 2018 as the deadline to come up with robust plans for their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

Video of the Week: ‘Claim the Climate’ Protest in Belgium

12 December 2018, by

This week’s video follows the commencement of the UN Climate Change Conference 2018, COP24. Tens of thousands of protestors raised their voices at the recent “Claim the Climate” march in Belgium.

Massive Impact Crater Discovered Beneath Greenland Glacier

12 December 2018, by

The discovery of an impact crater in remote northwestern Greenland might have significant implications for the most recent sudden climate change event in Earth’s history.

Roundup: Glacier Thickness, Hydropower, and Mountain Communities

10 December 2018, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about measuring glacier thickness in Svalbard, Iceland’s debate between hydropower and tourism, and a plan to address climate change on the Tibetan Plateau.

Video of the Week: Discovery of the Hiawatha Impact Crater

5 December 2018, by

Researchers have discovered an enormous impact crater buried beneath the Hiawatha Glacier in northern Greenland. View Video of the Week to learn more about the Hiawatha Impact Crater. 

Roundup: Methane Production, Himalayan Dams and Postcards for a Swiss Glacier

3 December 2018, by

In this week’s Roundup, read more about glacier methane production, the plan to dam the Himalayas and the thousands of climate change postcards sent to a Swiss glacier.

Human Capital Investments for Glacier Countries

28 November 2018, by

The World Bank recently released the Human Capital Index, a global measure of children’s health and education, which has implications for glacier countries.

Where the Yala Glacier’s Ice is Going

14 November 2018, by

Sublimation plays an important role in glacial retreat, especially on Nepal’s Yala glacier, where as much as 21 percent of its annual snowfall is lost to the atmosphere.

Roundup: Black Carbon, Dying Crustaceans, and Ice Sheet Melting

12 November 2018, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about black carbon buildup on a Tibetan mountain, at-risk crustaceans in Patagonia, and ice sheet melting in Greenland.

Findelen Glacier, Switzerland 2018 on GlacierHub

2018: An Exceptional Year of Losses for Swiss Glaciers

6 November 2018, by

Following a winter season with promising snowfall rates, Swiss glaciers lost over 2.5 percent of their volume during the summer of 2018. Is there a broader significance that can be applied to this year’s exceptional melting? If so, what does this mean for the future?

Roundup: Mountain Glaciers, Biodiversity Threats, and Organic Carbon Fluxes

5 November 2018, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about mountain glacier history in Greenland, declining glacier cover and diatoms, and organic carbon fluxes at Foxfonna Glacier.

Video of the Week: Arrowhead Discovered as Glacier Retreats

1 November 2018, by

A researcher walks along a retreating glacier and finds an ancient arrowhead. Watch the video.