glaciers

Build Your Own Solutions to the Climate Crisis With the En-Roads Climate Simulator

Build Your Own Solutions to the Climate Crisis With the En-Roads Climate Simulator

By Dana Nuccitelli Killer hurricanes, devastating wildfires, melting glaciers, and sunny-day flooding in more and more coastal areas around the world have birthed a fatalistic view cleverly dubbed by Mary Annaïse Heglar of the Natural Resources Defense Council as “de-nihilism.” One manifestation: An increasing number of people appear to have grown doubtful about the possibility […]

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    Thinning Ice Around Antarctica Is Weakening Its Ice Sheet

    Thinning Ice Around Antarctica Is Weakening Its Ice Sheet

    For the first time, scientists have proven that the thinning ice shelves floating around Antarctica are driving ice loss from the interior of the continent as well, according to new research published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. The weakening of the ice shelf means that more ice is flowing from the interior of the […]

    Swiss Elections See Green ‘Tsunami’ After Climate-Focused Campaign

    Swiss Elections See Green ‘Tsunami’ After Climate-Focused Campaign

    Switzerland’s two Green parties made historic gains in the country’s parliamentary elections Sunday, according to projections based on preliminary results reported by The New York Times. Together, the left-leaning Green Party and the more centrist Green Liberal Party (GLP) doubled their share of the vote from almost 12 percent in 2015 to almost 21 percent. […]

    92 Percent of Greenland’s Residents Believe Climate Change Is Happening

    92 Percent of Greenland’s Residents Believe Climate Change Is Happening

    By Karin Kirk Greenland had quite the summer. It rose from peaceful obscurity to global headliner as ice melted so swiftly and massively that many were left grasping for adjectives. Then, Greenland’s profile was further boosted, albeit not to its delight, when President Trump expressed interest in buying it, only to be summarily dismissed by […]

    Massive Mont Blanc Glacier in Danger of Collapsing Soon

    Massive Mont Blanc Glacier in Danger of Collapsing Soon

    Authorities have closed roads and evacuated buildings in the Italian Alps after scientists warned Wednesday that a massive chunk of a glacier is in danger of collapsing. Experts say a 250,000 cubic meter section of the Planpincieux glacier on Grande Jorasses peak of the Mont Blanc massif could break off at any time as the […]

    250 People Attend Funeral for ‘Death’ of Swiss Alps Glacier

    250 People Attend Funeral for ‘Death’ of Swiss Alps Glacier

    Hundreds of activists gathered in the Swiss Alps on Sunday to mourn the loss of Pizol, a glacier that has steadily retreated over the last decade as temperatures have warmed the mountain tops, according to CNN. More than 250 people donned black funeral clothes, including hats and lace veils, and climbed to a spot over […]