glacial melt

Redefining 'Glacial Pace': Greenland's Fastest-Moving Glacier Sets New Speed Record Of 150 Feet A Day

February 8, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Glacier Melt

“Glacial pace” used to mean “suggesting the extreme slowness of a glacier.” But one can hardly use that term when scientists who track glacial movement have found that the world’s fastest glacier is speeding up to record levels, and may more than triple its speed again in coming decades.[read more]

Greenland Ice Sheet Changes [VIDEO]

September 22, 2013 by Tom Schueneman

Greenland Ice Sheet Changes

Video titled "This is No Cool," with reports from scientists on changes in the Greenland Ice Sheet and melting issues due to factors such as global warming and climate change, from the Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media.[read more]

Greenland Ice Melt: Bellwether of Climate Change [VIDEO]

August 25, 2013 by Tom Schueneman

Greenland Ice Melt

Due out later this year, early drafts of the Fifth Assessment Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change were leaked earlier this week, confirming what scientists have been saying now for years, even decades: global warming is real.[read more]

Five Iconic Mountains Threatened By Climate Change

April 6, 2012 by Joseph Romm

Glacial melt. Invasive species. Mudslides. Erosion. Mountains around the world are seeing major changes accelerated by a warming planet.Mountains represent 25% of the earth’s surface and host 13% of the world’s population. Warming-fueled changes are threatening sensitive ecosystems, water resources, climbing routes, and, in turn, the...[read more]

Anyone Up For a(n Arctic) Swim?

July 11, 2011 by Lou Grinzo

As Neven points out today, things are cookin’ on top of the planet. In particular, check this photo from one of the two Arctic cams I like to follow:     (Click the image for the full-size version.) According to the NPEO Home Page, camera 2, the source of the above image, is currently at roughly 88.3° North. There’s no need to...[read more]

At Top of the World, New Evidence of Melting in the Himalayas

June 30, 2010 by Keith Schneider

The IPCC error on the rate of Himalayan glacial melt was wrong, but not by much says new evidence.[read more]