Recent video and images of Mont Blanc, the tallest peak in the Alps and the tallest in Europe west of the Caucasus, reveal widespread ice loss and a potentially massive collapse of one of its glaciers.
Nichols College researcher Mauri Pelto analyzes the retreat of Taku Glacier, the largest outlet glacier in Alaska’s Juneau Icefield. By Pelto’s count, Taku’s retreat means the scorecard now reads: climate change 250, alpine glaciers 0.
In this week’s Roundup, check out a study describing glacier mass loss in Peru’s tropical glaciers between 2000 and 2016, experimental surface melt holes, and a new study of glaciers in Grand Teton National Park.
Over 500 mountain researchers came together in Sept. at the heart of the Tyrolean Alps in Innsbruck, Austria in order to engage in in-depth, cross-disciplinary discussions aimed at furthering global understanding of mountain systems, their responses, and resiliencies.
The First Lady of the United States visited on Oct. 4 Grand Teton National Park, where scientists are trying to determine the impact of climate change on the park’s understudied glaciers.
Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson spoke at Columbia University about his art and the role it can play in inspiring action on climate change.
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 Cryosphere4 October 2019, by Robert Eshelman-Håkansson
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.
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.
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.
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 Finds27 September 2019, by Grace Goss-Durant
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.