Increased Focus on Mountains in the IPCC’s AR6 Report

21 February 2019, by

The IPCC’s Working Group II report will feature a “Cross-Chapter Paper” on mountain ecosystems, which possess immense natural resources and biodiversity, but face acute challenges due to climate change.

Video of the Week: Investigating a Previously Unstudied Glacier in Kyrgyzstan

20 February 2019, by

In this Video of the Week, watch five students from Sheffield University explore the Tien Shan Mountain Range in Kyrgyzstan and investigate the impact of climate change on a glacier that has never been studied before.

Asia’s Water Supply Endangered by Third Pole Warming

19 February 2019, by

Third pole glaciers feed into some of the major rivers in Asia, supplying freshwater to about one-fifth of the global population. Warming and the imminent loss of these glaciers could have dire consequences.

Roundup: Snow Algae, Dams in Ecuador, and Patagonia’s Cashmere

18 February 2019, by

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.

Photo Friday: Code Yellow at Mount Veniaminof

15 February 2019, by

Mount Veniaminof is a glacier-topped volcano located in southern Alaska. The Alaska Volcano Observatory has issued a code yellow advisory due to recent seismic activity and low-level ash emissions. 

Crash, Boom, Blast: Heavy Snowfall and the Threat of Avalanches

14 February 2019, by

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.

Video of the Week: The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment

13 February 2019, by

GlacierHub’s Video of the Week describes the sobering findings of the Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment, which documents the risk of climate change on the region.

What Glacier State Congressmembers Think of a Green New Deal

13 February 2019, by

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.

Drones in the Service of Sustainability: Tracking Soil Moisture in the Peruvian Andes

12 February 2019, by

Researchers used drones to obtain high-resolution images of soil moisture levels in proglacial valleys of the Cordillera Blanca range in Peru.

Roundup: A Milestone in Cooperation, Early Warning Systems, and an Avalanche in Peru

11 February 2019, by

This week’s GlacierHub Roundup features 125 years of glacier monitoring, UNDP recommendations on early warning systems, and an avalanche in Peru.

Photo Friday: Olafur Eliasson’s Ice Art Installation in London

8 February 2019, by

Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson hopes to bring attention to melting ice sheets through art installations that make climate change tangible.

Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment Outlines Potentially Dire Impacts of Climate Change

7 February 2019, by

Glaciers in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region are projected to shrink by one-third by the end of the century even if average global temperature rise is held to within 1.5°C, according to the authors of a comprehensive report of the region.