Photo Friday: Glacier Melt in Bolivia Exacerbates the Nation’s Water Crisis

26 July 2019, by

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 Camp

25 July 2019, by

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.

Video of the Week: Iceland’s Okjökull Glacier Is Gone But Not Forgotten

24 July 2019, by

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.

The Accumulation Zone of Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier Is Shrinking

23 July 2019, by

Nichols College glaciologist Mauri Pelto examines Landsat images of Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier, the most visited terminus in the Juneau Icefield.

Roundup: Expanding Glaciers, Appraising the Himalaya, and Ice Worms

22 July 2019, by

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.

Photo Friday: The Melting of Alaska’s Excelsior Glacier

19 July 2019, by

A local resort has captured the dramatic change of Excelsior Glacier from 2016 to 2019.

New Mountain Bike Trails Highlight Long Island’s Glacier Remnants

18 July 2019, by

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.

To Travel or Not to Travel

17 July 2019, by

GlacierHub writer Elza Bouhassira cruises through Norway’s glacier-carved fjords and contemplates the ethical dilemma of using carbon-intensive forms of transportation in a warming world.

New Heights in the Himalayas: High-Altitude Weather Monitoring

16 July 2019, by

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 Plateau

15 July 2019, by

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.

Photo Friday: The Summertime Lure of the World’s Iconic Glaciers

12 July 2019, by

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.

East and South Asia Are the Largest Sources of Black Carbon Blanketing the Tibetan Plateau

11 July 2019, by

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.