GlacierHub is One Year Old Today!

Happy-Birthday-WallpaperGlacierHub was founded by Benjamin Orlove, an anthropologist at the Earth Institute and CRED of Columbia University, on July 7th, 2014. Our mission is to expand and deepen the understanding of glaciers. We seek to raise awareness of glacier recession by providing scientific facts and real-life stories. We engage actively with people including artists, glacier climbers, scientists, and local residents, who are passionate about rescuing glaciers from abrupt climate change. In fact, it has been extremely fulfilling for all our writers and editors.

Here are some recaps about the past year…

microsoft-office-free-birthday-clip-artThere have been over 61,000 visits with up to 93,900 page views. We have had visitors from almost every country in the world, including the US, the UK, Australia, India, Peru, Russia, Nepal, Norway, Bhutan, Netherlands, Iceland, and China. As of today, we have 907 followers on Twitter, our Newsletter has 519 subscribers, and 256 followers on Facebook.

The top 10 posts of the year are listed below. Surprisingly, posts related to volcano eruption appear to be quite popular.

#10 As Glaciers Melt, Bodies Resurface.

#9 If A Glacier Melts on A Mountain, Does Anyone Hear It?

#8 Eruption of Glacier-covered Volcano in Chile.

#7 Bhutan’s Glaciers and Yak Herds Are Shrinking.

#6 The Risk of An Exploding Glacier Is Heating Up in Iceland.

#5 Mining a Norwegian Glacier for Luxury Ice Cubes.

#4 Artists Stage Glacier Worship to Fight Climate Change.

#3 Glacier Archaeology Comes of Age.

#2 Craters Have Appeared on Two Glaciers in Iceland.

#1 Will An Icelandic Volcano Erupt under A Glacier in 2015?

_ml_p2p_pc_badge_taller2We’ve accomplished a lot in our first year and we hope to keep growing! We are currently working on redesigning our webpage interface. We hope to expand our mail list subscribers by providing more up-to-date news, intriguing scientific findings, and real-life stories from the glacier community.

Thank you for your support and for being here. If you have any questions and suggestions , want to tell us your favorite GlacierHub story, or would like to share why you love GlacierHub, please leave us your comments below. We are looking forward to the next year with you!

Glacier Hub’s 1st Birthday Invitation!

GlacierHub is approaching its one-year anniversary on Tuesday 7 July. Over the past year, we had over 45000 visitors  and up to 500 subscribers to our newsletters, as well as 250 followers on our Facebook page. We are grateful to all our readers for loving glaciers and supporting GlacierHub! We aim to bring you more up- to-date news, interesting stories, and breathtaking photographs of glaciers in the future.

We are currently working on a special post to celebrate the birthday, and as part of that we are encouraging you, our readers, to share insights on our work over the last year. To do so, you can take a quick survey attached below. As added incentive, we will randomly pick two participants to win a copy of a book Darkening Peaks: Glacier Retreat, Science, and Society. The book’s author, Ben Orlove, is the managing editor of GlacierHub.