Until recently, signs at Glacier National Park warned visitors that the park’s glaciers would disappear by 2020. Now, they convey a more nuanced story about human-caused climate change and glacial melt.
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.
Glaciers lie on each of the world’s seven large landmasses, meaning, while they’re often located in relatively remote areas, one needn’t travel to the polar regions to observe the remnants of the last Ice Age—which makes them a popular vacation draw.
Glacier researcher Kate Cullen spent the early months of 2019 visiting the glaciated landscapes of Antarctica and Chile, where an observer can find beauty as well as signs of a cryosphere in crisis.
This week’s Photo Friday highlights Jostedal Glacier’s scenic landscape. Jostedal Glacier is mainland Europe’s largest glacier.
Last chance tourists are increasingly seeking out rapidly deteriorating natural wonders like Alaska’s iconic Mendenhall Glacier.
In GlacierHub’s Video of the Week, tour guide Halldor Sigurdsson walks through an ice tunnel inside Iceland’s Myvatnsjokull Glacier.
Small and medium-sized glaciers in New Zealand are extremely sensitive to both anthropogenic and natural climate changes. A new study reveals the dynamics.
Last-chance tourists often visit remote destinations to take in the beauty and experience of a place that may not be the same in the future. But in doing so, they are contributing to climate change, negatively impacting these destinations through carbon-intensive travel.
See Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier from a local’s perspective and how human activities are bringing about rapid changes to Earth’s cryosphere.