The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge traveled earlier this month to the Chiatibo Glacier in the Hindu Kush of Pakistan. The melting glacier has had severe impacts on local communities, including the village of Bumburet, which has suffered flooding and landslides.
In this week’s GlacierHub Roundup, read about a visit to Pakistan’s glaciers by Prince William, the latest on the Trump administration’s plan for expanded logging in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, and new satellite images showing cracks in the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica.
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.
In this week’s Roundup, read about the World Meteorological Organization’s new climate study, a report from France’s Mer de Glace, and an interdisciplinary analysis of changes in the high Andes.
A pair of British researchers look back on the impact of massive floods on the landscape of Greenland and Iceland. Their findings are published in a new paper in the journal Earth-Science Reviews.
Mauri Pelto describes the findings of the North Cascade Glacier Climate Project, which, for the 36th consecutive year, measured the volume of 10 of the park’s glaciers.
Scientists studying Peru’s Mount Huascaran were asked by locals to stop working. A solution was reached through collaboration between researchers, government officials, and locals.
Glacier tourism can be a dangerous endeavor. Recently, three European boaters were killed in Alaska by what authorities suspect was the collapse of a glacier face. In this Video of the Week, see a pair of kayakers react to a close-call at Alaska’s Spencer Glacier.
Dispatches from the Cryosphere: Intimate Encounters with the Intricate and Disappearing Ice of Everest Base Camp25 July 2019, by Chris Dunn
Social scientist and GlacierHub contributor Chris Dunn reflects on three months of research in the Himalayas of Nepal, where he ascended peaks, conducted interviews, and collected high-altitude black carbon samples.
Watch the trailer for a 2018 documentary film, “Not OK,” about Iceland’s Okjökull Glacier, the first glacier to be lost due to climate change.
In this week’s Roundup, read about why some glaciers are maintaining equilibrium—or even expanding, an overview of Himalayan glaciers, and the biogeography of North American ice worms.
Glaciers shaped the Greater New York landscape, then industry exploited the glacial depositions to build New York City. Now a local non-profit is reclaiming the spoiled land for the community and honoring glaciers in the process.