The Andean Glacier and Water Atlas by UNESCO raises awareness of key issues surrounding the loss of glaciers in the Andes. It recognizes the importance of improving interactions between science and policy for successful climate change adaptation.
Researchers report a 48 percent reduction in glacier area in the Cerro Erasmo and Cerro Hudson region since 1870—with half of the loss occurring since 1986.
A recent study traces the source of mercury in Lake Hazen to increased flow in glacial rivers, showing that even as global mercury emissions decline, an anthropogenic driver still remains—climate change.
In this week’s Roundup, read about Antarctica’s accelerating ice loss, science excursions for young women, and a new glacier model.
This Photo Friday highlights a helicopter rescue on the world’s highest battlefield, Siachen Glacier.
In this week’s Roundup, read about a toy arrow revealed by a melting glacier, NASA’s newest ice-monitoring satellite launch, and new research on resilient glaciers in Svalbard.
International Mountain Day (2018) encouraged collaborative talks regarding the protection of mountain ecosystems, sustainable development and international cooperation. GlacierHub reported live from the event, where GlacierHub editor Ben Orlove, a professor at Columbia University, spoke about research documenting the intensified rate of warming in mountain environments.
This Photo Friday, view several cartoons referencing COP24, or the 24th meeting of the “Conference of Parties,” brought together by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). COP24 recently took place in Katowice, Poland, from 2-14 December.
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).
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.
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.