glaciers

What’s the Difference Between Global Warming and Climate Change?

What’s the Difference Between Global Warming and Climate Change?

By Mark Mancini On Aug. 18, Iceland held a funeral for the first glacier lost to climate change. The deceased party was Okjökull, a historic body of ice that covered 14.6 square miles (38 square kilometers) in the Icelandic Highlands at the turn of the 20th century. But its glory days are long gone. In […]

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    Scientists Write Eulogy to Memorialize Glacier Lost to Climate Change

    Scientists Write Eulogy to Memorialize Glacier Lost to Climate Change

    By Andrea Germanos A climate change victim in Iceland is set to be memorialized with a monument that underscores the urgent crisis. The victim is the former Okjökull glacier in Borgarfjörður, which scientists say is the nation’s first glacier lost to the climate crisis. Its plight was also the subject of the 2018 documentary Not […]

    Himalayan Glacier Melt Has Doubled Since 2000, Satellites Show

    Himalayan Glacier Melt Has Doubled Since 2000, Satellites Show

    The glaciers of the Himalayas are melting twice as fast as they were in the year 2000, a study published Wednesday in Science Advances found. The researchers assembled the most detailed look to date at the last 40 years of Himalayan ice loss to date, combining contemporary satellite information with data from declassified U.S. spy […]

    5 Podcasts to Inspire You on Climate

    5 Podcasts to Inspire You on Climate

    Most days, the news on climate can be tough. Carbon dioxide levels reaching new heights. Glaciers melting even faster than we thought. White House officials celebrating the prospect of an ice-free Arctic. Not a whole lot of good ways to spin these. But here’s the good news. There are a lot of smart and committed […]

    Antarctica’s Ice Is Melting 5 Times Faster Than in the 90s

    Antarctica’s Ice Is Melting 5 Times Faster Than in the 90s

    Yet another study has shown that glaciers in Antarctica are melting at accelerating rates. Almost 25 percent of the West Antarctic ice shelf is now thinning, and the Pine Island and Thwaites glaciers are losing ice at five times the rate they were in the early 1990s, CNN reported. “In parts of Antarctica, the ice […]

    415 PPM: We Are All Part of Exxon’s Unchartered Climate Experiment Now

    415 PPM: We Are All Part of Exxon’s Unchartered Climate Experiment Now

    By Andy Rowell Earlier this month, we collectively walked into the unknown. We are all now a living experiment. Never before in human history have carbon dioxide levels reached 415 parts per million. These levels were last seen maybe some 2.5 to 5 million years ago, during the Pliocene, but then the earth was much […]

    Greenland Is Melting 6 Times Faster Than in the 1980s

    Greenland Is Melting 6 Times Faster Than in the 1980s

    Greenland is melting six times faster than it was in the 1980s, which is even faster than scientists thought, CNN reported Tuesday. The new figure is part of a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that reconstructed the mass balance of Greenland over the past 46 years, comparing ice […]