glaciers

Greenland’s Coastal Glaciers Rapidly Withering Away

Greenland’s Coastal Glaciers Rapidly Withering Away

Greenland’s icy coastlines are withering away at a rapid pace. With ever rising temperatures in the region, scientists fear the glaciers may never grow back. A team from Ohio State University discovered that about 20 years ago, melting on the island reached a tipping point. In this event, a layer of old snow called the […]

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    Climate Link to Glacier Retreat Now Irrefutable

    Climate Link to Glacier Retreat Now Irrefutable

    By Tim Radford The retreat of mountain glaciers nearly everywhere in the world over the last century can be put down to climate change. And scientists now think that they can say so with between 90 percent and 99 percent certainty in almost all cases. Glaciers on these 25 mountains will completely melt in 25 […]

    What Would Happen if the Entire West Antarctic Ice Sheet Collapsed?

    What Would Happen if the Entire West Antarctic Ice Sheet Collapsed?

    By Tim Radford Scientists in the U.S. have identified an ominous trend in the Southern Ocean—the creation of enormous icebergs as rifts develop in the shelf ice many miles inland. Stunning @NASA photos show huge crack in Antarctic ice shelf​ https://t.co/OpmzWnw8lT via @EcoWatch #climate #divest pic.twitter.com/cqK1Cwnivk — climatehawk1 (@climatehawk1) December 16, 2016 And although three […]

    Trump Declares All-Out War on Environment With Fossil Fuel-Loving Cabinet

    Trump Declares All-Out War on Environment With Fossil Fuel-Loving Cabinet

    By Reynard Loki Scientists have recently warned in a major new report that the increasingly rapid melting of Arctic ice could be potentially irreversible and have severe implications not just for Arctic ecosystems, but for the world as a whole. https://www.facebook.com/EcoWatch/videos/1386817284664538/ “The warning signals are getting louder,” said Marcus Carson of the Stockholm Environment Institute […]

    Stunning Photos Show Huge Crack in Antarctic Ice Shelf

    Stunning Photos Show Huge Crack in Antarctic Ice Shelf

    NASA has just released new aerial photographs that show, close-up, an immense, 70-mile long rift in the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica. The breach is 300 feet wide and one-third of a mile deep. As it grows, an iceberg the size of Delaware will break off. Operation Icebridge, in its eighth year of conducting […]

    Greenland Ice May Melt Quicker Than Scientists Thought

    Greenland Ice May Melt Quicker Than Scientists Thought

    Two studies published in Nature Wednesday show seemingly contradictory visions for Greenland’s past and the future of its ice sheet, but actually describe different aspects of the ice. Meltwater on the Greenland ice sheet carved this canyon. Ian Joughin One study finds that Greenland’s ice sheet may have melted almost completely and repeatedly during the […]

    5 Fascinating Google Earth Time-Lapse Videos Show 32 Years of Climate Change

    5 Fascinating Google Earth Time-Lapse Videos Show 32 Years of Climate Change

    Google Earth has added four years of new data along with high-resolution satellite imagery to its time-lapse feature, which is available to anyone who wants to see how the planet has changed since 1984. You’ll see glaciers receding, cities growing and lakes shrinking. Satellite data now ranges from 1984 to 2016 and includes more than […]

    Antarctica’s Ice Shelves Melting Rapidly as Ocean Waters Warm

    Antarctica’s Ice Shelves Melting Rapidly as Ocean Waters Warm

    Three glaciers in West Antarctica have undergone “intense unbalanced melting,” risking their stability and further acceleration of sea level rise. New research published in Nature Communications found that the Smith, Pope and Kohler glaciers in the Amundsen Sea embayment collectively lost about 1,000 feet of ice from 2002 to 2009. Map of flow speeds at […]