Lil Dicky’s music video Earth has attracted 38 million views on YouTube—and highlights the decline of glacier ecosystems in a warming world.
Peter Oesterling, a former Fulbright Public Policy Fellow with the Peruvian Ministry of Environment’s National Institute for Research on Glaciers and Mountain Ecosystems, describes the country’s efforts to sustainably manage its glaciers.
Our Video of the Week features NASA analysis of the recent, albeit likely short-lived growth, to Greenland’s Jakobshavn Glacier.
Mauri Pelto, a glaciologist at Nichols College in Massachusetts and author of the American Geophysical Union blog From a Glacier’s Perspective, analyzes the retreat of the Ausangate Glaciers in Peru.
At a height of nearly 18,000 feet, Mexico’s glacier-covered Popocatépetl is visible from Mexico City. Recent volcanic activity has led authorities to issue health warnings for residents of southern boroughs in the capital who could be exposed to ash emitted by Popocatépetl.
In striking monochromatic images, Icelandic photographer Ragnar Axelsson shows the poetic beauty of his homeland’s glaciers as they begin to recede in a rapidly warming world.
This week’s Roundup features a study of snow algae and atmospheric carbon dioxide, China’s role in Ecuadorian dam construction, and recycled cashmere sweaters by Patagonia.
With increased snowfall comes greater avalanche risk. In response, officials sometimes use controlled blasts to create avalanches that will minimize threats to adventure seekers in backcountry areas.
Glaciers are part of America’s iconography and boost local economies. But support for a Green New Deal among elected officials of glacier regions remains slim.
Consistent with conditions across the sub-Antarctic region, the Stephenson and Winston glaciers on Heard Island have experienced significant retreat since 1947, which has led to the formation of lagoons.