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.
A local resort has captured the dramatic change of Excelsior Glacier from 2016 to 2019.
Glaciers shaped the Greater New York landscape, then industry exploited the glacial depositions to build New York City. Now a local non-profit is reclaiming the spoiled land for the community and honoring glaciers in the process.
ICIMOD’s recently developed online story map, called Reaching New Heights, highlights the extensive fieldwork on Rikha Samba glacier. Early data collection has revealed significant changes since 2010.
Roundup: Contaminated Arctic Spiders, Sand Abundance in Greenland, and Cryoconite on the Tibetan Plateau15 July 2019, by Nabilah Islam
In this week’s Roundup, read about metal-contaminated wolf spiders in the Arctic, sand release from glacier-filled valleys in Greenland, and the role of cryoconite in melting on the Tibetan Plateau.
Glaciers lie on each of the world’s seven large landmasses, meaning, while they’re often located in relatively remote areas, one needn’t travel to the polar regions to observe the remnants of the last Ice Age—which makes them a popular vacation draw.
The glaciers of the Tibetan Plateau have seen an increase in black carbon concentrations since the pre-industrial era. A new study measured the amount of black carbon and dust on a glacier in the northeastern part of the plateau.