Video of the Week: Hellish Bike Race Down French Alpine Glacier

13 November 2019, by

British online publication SPORTbible posted a video on their twitter handle this week profiling the mad “Mountain of Hell” bike race—a yearly competition where hundreds of mountain bikers careen 8200 feet down a glacier at Les Deux Alpes ski resort in France.

Tongass National Forest, Threatened by Increased Logging

12 November 2019, by

Tongass National Forest in Alaska is the largest national forest in the U.S. A new, controversial proposal would open 9.2 million acres of the Forest to logging.

Roundup: Slovenian Glaciers, The Imminent Collapse of a Mont Blanc Glacier, and Mosses Provide Details of Ice Man’s Final Journey

11 November 2019, by

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.

Snow and Glacier Themed Animated Film ‘Abominable’ Fuels Geopolitical Controversy

7 November 2019, by

A half second blip in the newly released animated kids film “Abominable,” was all it took to aggravate a decades-old geopolitical controversy in Southeast Asia in October. The film—about a lovable yeti and his child companions’ journey to the Himalayas—has been banned in Vietnam and Malaysia, and boycotted in the Philippines.

Roundup: Glacier Melt Reveals New Islands, ICIMOD Job Search, and New Monuments

4 November 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about the discovery of five new islands in the Arctic, ICIMOD’s search for a director general, and the World Monuments Fund’s 2020 Watch List.

Huge Cracks in Antarctic Glacier Foreshadow Epic Calving Event

30 October 2019, by

The European Space Agency (ESA) released a video this past week showing the evolution of two very large and disconcerting cracks in Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier. They have each grown to 20km in length and could shear off a hunk of ice the size of Paris and Manhattan combined.

Roundup: Greta’s Glacier Visit, the World’s Highest Battlefield, and Glacier Fashion

28 October 2019, by

In this week’s GlacierHub Roundup, read about Greta Thunberg’s visit to Canada’s Athabasca Glacier, India’s tourism push on the Siachen Glacier, and Canada Goose’s new line of glacier-themed coats and parkas.

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.