In this week’s Roundup, check out a case study of the impact of climate change on alpine hydropower, what water availability might be like in Pakistan under Paris Agreement targets, and how much black carbon is floating around Gangotri Glacier in India.
Rising temperatures and melting snowpack in Alaska are a sign of a new normal that is emerging, which is likely to become a major challenge for the state’s salmon populations.
Americans laud their pristine national parks and visit them in droves. But those places were once home to thousands of indigenous people who were brutally dispossessed of their land. Glacier parks are among those with a dark past.
Scientists studying Peru’s Mount Huascaran were asked by locals to stop working. A solution was reached through collaboration between researchers, government officials, and locals.
In this week’s Roundup, read about a comparison of pre-Columbian and colonial land use techniques in Bolivia, Trump’s plans to log the Tongass National Forest, and an evaluation of Greenland’s ice sheet mass balance.
In this week’s Photo Friday, preview a Swiss photography festival whose theme is global warming.
The latest American Meteorological Society State of the Climate report indicates 2018 was the 30th consecutive year of significant mass balance loss across a sampling of the world’s glaciers.
Glacier tourism can be a dangerous endeavor. Recently, three European boaters were killed in Alaska by what authorities suspect was the collapse of a glacier face. In this Video of the Week, see a pair of kayakers react to a close-call at Alaska’s Spencer Glacier.
On August 18, scientists, artists, and climate activists gathered to commemorate Iceland’s OK Glacier, the first of the country’s glaciers to be lost to climate change. Already, a second glacier funeral is planned for September in Switzerland.
Scientists found that an Alaskan tidewater glacier is melting much more rapidly than predicted, challenging the models used to predict how quickly tidewater glaciers are melting worldwide.
In GlacierHub’s latest Video of the Week, watch musicians perform a song on instruments carved from pieces of Arctic glacial ice. The song “Ocean Memories” is part of a campaign to protect the world’s oceans.