glaciers

Intensity of Harvey’s Devastation Linked to Warming

Intensity of Harvey’s Devastation Linked to Warming

By Alex Kirby Tropical storm Harvey is by any standard off the scale. Some parts of Texas have received in just over a week the rainfall they would normally expect in an entire year, and the storm is described as generating as much rain as would normally be seen only once in more than 1,000 […]

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    NASA Finds New, Frightening Way Glaciers Are Melting in Greenland

    NASA Finds New, Frightening Way Glaciers Are Melting in Greenland

    Scientists have had their eyes on Greenland as its iconic glaciers have begun disappearing due to a warming climate. But, what they didn’t expect to see was a whole new type of melting. The Rink Glacier, the largest glacier on the west coast of Greenland, was exhibiting some strange melting behaviors during the hot summers […]

    Antarctic Warming Threatens World’s Second Largest Ice Shelf

    Antarctic Warming Threatens World’s Second Largest Ice Shelf

    By Tim Radford German scientists have worked out the process that could destroy an Antarctic ice shelf the size of Iraq. They predict that, in a few decades, the oceanographic machinery that keeps the Ronne-Filchner ice shelf in the Weddell Sea will fail. A warm ocean will begin to eat away at the 450,000 square […]

    Going, Going, Gone: Only 26 Glaciers Left in Glacier National Park

    Going, Going, Gone: Only 26 Glaciers Left in Glacier National Park

    Warming temperatures have caused glaciers in Montana’s iconic Glacier National Park to shrink an average of 39 percent over the past 50 years, with some glaciers losing 82 percent of their mass since 1966, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). To be considered glaciers, ice masses must make up at least 25 acres, and […]

    Melting Ice Could Unleash Deadly Bacteria Lain Dormant for Millennia

    Melting Ice Could Unleash Deadly Bacteria Lain Dormant for Millennia

    Deep in the soils of permafrost lurks unknown and archaic bacteria that could potentially spawn viruses and disease that the human race has never been exposed to, at least, not in the recent history of penicillin. But with climate change rapidly heating up the poles, the permafrost is melting away, and we may have to […]

    The 1981 TV Documentary That Warned About Global Warming

    The 1981 TV Documentary That Warned About Global Warming

    By Leo Hickman On the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1981, the UK’s only commercial TV channel, ITV, broadcast an hour-long documentary, Warming Warning. It was among the earliest occasions—possibly the earliest—anywhere in the world where a major broadcaster aired a documentary dedicated solely to the topic of human-caused climate change. The documentary, which was […]

    Shocking Photo Shows Massive Chunk of Ice Towering Over Town

    Shocking Photo Shows Massive Chunk of Ice Towering Over Town

    A massive iceberg is towering over a Newfoundland town, as climate change continues to cause dramatic and spectacular events. The giant iceberg near Ferryland, Canada has created quite a stir and even caused traffic jams as locals stop to take pictures. Icebergs commonly appear off the coast of Ferryland—in fact, this area called “Iceberg Alley” […]

    Earth’s Melting Glaciers Captured in Stunning Before-and-After Images

    Earth’s Melting Glaciers Captured in Stunning Before-and-After Images

    If you don’t agree with 97 percent of climate scientists that climate change is real, you should at least believe your own eyes. The Earth’s rapidly rising temperatures has dramatically transformed our landscapes, as you can see quite clearly in these vivid photos of the world’s melting glaciers. Retreat of the Columbia Glacier, Alaska, USA, […]

    Human-Caused Climate Change Reroutes Entire River for First Time on Record

    Human-Caused Climate Change Reroutes Entire River for First Time on Record

    By Andy Rowell New research published in the journal Nature Geoscience Monday outlines the first documented case in modern times of what is being called “river piracy,” in which one huge river suddenly flows into another. On a research trip last summer in Canada’s remote Yukon territory, scientists found that the vast Slims River had […]