‘From Thinking to Doing’: Olafur Eliasson on Art and Action

8 October 2019, by

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson spoke at Columbia University about his art and the role it can play in inspiring action on climate change.

Roundup: Ice911, Glacier Tourism in New Zealand, and Ice Stupas

7 October 2019, by

In this week’s Roundup, read about a novel approach to fighting climate change, the impact of glacier melt on tourism in New Zealand, and ice stupas in Ladakh.

Photo Friday: Inside the Final Negotiations of the IPCC’s Special Report on the Oceans and Cryosphere

4 October 2019, by

IPCC authors and national delegates put the final touches on the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate during negotiations in Monaco ahead of the release of the report on Sept. 25.

Pakistan Could Be Left High and Dry Even If Nations Achieve Paris Climate Targets

3 October 2019, by

University of Hamburg researchers found that if nations successfully keep global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-Industrial Age levels, Pakistan will still face a long-term water availability crisis.

Video of the Week: The IPCC’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere

2 October 2019, by

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.

Antarctic Fungi Provides a Window into the Past and Future

1 October 2019, by

Fungi inhabiting Antarctic snow and ice may represent life from the Earth’s atmosphere thousands of years ago, which might provide an index of the planet’s microbial history. Some cold-adapted fungi might also hold significant bio-technological applications.

A Future in the Balance: Unprecedented Ocean and Cryosphere Change Requires Urgent Action, IPCC Report Finds

27 September 2019, by

The most recent report from the IPCC highlights the severe impact of climate change on the world’s water, from the deepest depths of the ocean to the highest peaks of our changing mountains.

Photo Friday: A Funeral Procession for Switzerland’s Pizol Glacier

27 September 2019, by

One month after a commemoration of the first glacier in Iceland lost to climate change, 250 people gathered in the Glarus Alps of northeastern Switzerland to mark the demise of the Pizol Glacier.

‘Landscapes Need a Voice’: GlacierHub Speaks With Photographer Fiona Bunn

26 September 2019, by

The alpine photographer, who’s also an avid hiker and climber, speaks with GlacierHub about her most recent exhibition and the role of the photographer in a world increasingly shaped by climate change.

A First-of-Its-Kind Model of Bolivian GLOFs Projects Significant Risks

24 September 2019, by

Researchers from the United Kingdom and the United States simulated the impacts of glacial lake outburst floods on six communities in the Bolivian Andes. They found that as many as 2,200 people could be subjected to life threatening flooding.

Roundup: Accelerating Sea Level Rise, France’s Mer de Glace, and Andean Glacier Change

23 September 2019, by

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.

Photo Friday: Countdown to the Release of the IPCC’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere

20 September 2019, by

IPCC authors and national delegates are putting the final touches on the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate ahead of its release on Sept. 25.