Video of the Week: Glacier Atop Mont Blanc on Precipice of Collapse

16 October 2019, by

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.

A Two-Century-Long Advance Reversed by Climate Change

15 October 2019, by

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.

Roundup: Tropical Glaciers, Experimental Cryoconite, and Grand Teton National Park

14 October 2019, by

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.

Making Connections at the 2019 International Mountain Conference

10 October 2019, by

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.

Video of the Week: Melania Trump Pays a Visit to Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park

9 October 2019, by

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.

‘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.