In this week’s Roundup, read about the impact of glacier melt on the diversity of ocean species in Antarctica, Moody’s purchase of a climate data firm, and a podcast about Alaskan glaciers.
National, high-temperature records fell in Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, and Luxembourg last month. The high pressure system that brought about the record heat is now causing widespread melting of Greenland’s ice sheet.
One of the world’s leading credit rating agencies acquired last month the Berkeley-based climate analysis firm Four Twenty Seven, signaling growing private sector concern about the climate crisis.
The proglacial lake at the foot of Kiwi Glacier, one of the longest glaciers in the Cariboo Mountains at British Columbia, continues to grow. Increased retreat has resulted in hundreds of icebergs on its lake.
A plaque will recognize the first glacier in Iceland lost to climate change.
The newest official to be appointed to the Interior Department, Robert Wallace brings a background of experience as a Republican staffer, GE lobbyist, and park ranger to a role that will oversee the nation’s glaciers.
Roundup: Gold Mining in Peru, an Animated Film Featuring the Andes Mountains, and a Lunar Simulation in a Swiss Glacier29 July 2019, by Carly Roth
In this week’s roundup, read about gold mining in the highest place permanently inhabited by people, an animated film that highlights environmental harmony and the Andean landscape, and how a Swiss glacier is hosting a simulation of a human settlement in outer space.
Photographer James Whitlow Delano, founder of the popular Instagram channel @everydayclimatechange, highlights the role glaciers play in rural Bolivian life—and how their unfolding disappearance is driving migration and economic decline.
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.
Nichols College glaciologist Mauri Pelto examines Landsat images of Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier, the most visited terminus in the Juneau Icefield.
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.