speaker at ICIMOD in Kathmandu addressing IPCC authors July 2019

Kathmandu Event Highlights Deepening Interest in Hindu Kush Himalaya Region

15 August 2019, by

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.

Video of the Week: An Animated History of Glaciers

14 August 2019, by

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.

Sitting on the Edge of a Troll’s Tongue

13 August 2019, by

GlacierHub writer Maria Dombrov shares her experiences hiking a famous rock formation called Troll’s Tongue, or Trolltunga in Norwegian, which offers scenic views of Folgefonna Glacier.

Roundup: Deaths in Alaska, Europe’s Heatwave, and Reflections on Afghanistan

12 August 2019, by

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.

Photo Friday: Aerial Images of Norway

9 August 2019, by

This week’s Photo Friday features scenic, aerial images from Geirangerfjord, Norway. Fjords are long, narrow inlets of the sea, situated between mountainous coastline on either side.

Finger Lakes Residents Connect With the Region’s Glacial Past

8 August 2019, by

Glaciers have left a lasting mark on Ithaca, New York, a city whose residents take great pride in the region’s picturesque gorges.

Video of the Week: Grizzlies in Glacier National Park

7 August 2019, by

In today’s Video of the Week, watch an energetic grizzly bear slide down a snowfield in Glacier National Park. Located in Montana, the park contains a total of 25 glaciers.

Swing, Kick, Swing: Ice Climbing on a Norwegian Glacier

7 August 2019, by

In previous GlacierHub posts, I’ve written about last chance tourism, but now, I was actually living it. In this story, read about my personal experience on Austerdalsbreen, a Norwegian glacier.

Photo Friday: Images of Europe’s July Heat Wave

2 August 2019, by

National, high-temperature records fell in Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, and Luxembourg last month. The high pressure system that brought about the record heat is now causing widespread melting of Greenland’s ice sheet.

What Moody’s Recent Acquisition Means for Assessing the Costs of the Climate Crisis

1 August 2019, by

One of the world’s leading credit rating agencies acquired last month the Berkeley-based climate analysis firm Four Twenty Seven, signaling growing private sector concern about the climate crisis.

Video of the Week: Icebergs at Kiwi Glacier’s Proglacial Lake

31 July 2019, by

The proglacial lake at the foot of Kiwi Glacier, one of the longest glaciers in the Cariboo Mountains at British Columbia, continues to grow. Increased retreat has resulted in hundreds of icebergs on its lake.

Rob Wallace Installed to Post in Department of the Interior

30 July 2019, by

The newest official to be appointed to the Interior Department, Robert Wallace brings a background of experience as a Republican staffer, GE lobbyist, and park ranger to a role that will oversee the nation’s glaciers.