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Category: Impacts :: Glacier
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Swiss holding ‘funeral march’ to mark disappearance of an Alpine glacier 22.9.2019 Raw Story
Dozens of people will undertake a “funeral march” up a steep Swiss mountainside on Sunday to mark the disappearance of an Alpine glacier amid growing global alarm over climate change. The Pizol “has lost so much substance that from a scientific perspective it is no longer a glacier,” Alessandra Degiacomi, of the Swiss Association for […]
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What is the cryosphere? Hint: It’s vital to farming, fishing and skiing 20.9.2019 Raw Story
More than 100 scientists from 30 countries will soon release a special report examining climate change impacts on the oceans and a less familiar but critically important part of the Earth: the cryosphere. Ice sheets, ice caps and glaciers, the floating sea ice of the polar regions, lake ice, snow on the ground, and permafrost, […]
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Melting snowcaps spell water trouble for world’s highest capital 19.9.2019 Raw Story
Water resources are running dry in the world’s highest-elevation capital due to the combined effect of the Andean glaciers melting, drought and mismanagement. But instead of surrendering, the locals in Bolivia’s capital La Paz are finding new ways to tackle the changing climate. The sky-high metropolitan area’s 2.7 million people have already been jolted by […]
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Roker ‘Thrilled’ By NBC’s Climate Unit, Hypes ‘Crisis’ in Greenland 17.9.2019 NewsBusters
Launching NBC’s Climate in Crisis on Monday’s Today show, as part of the network’s new climate unit, weatherman Al Roker talked about how “thrilled” he was to head up the effort to push environmental activism and touted a recent trip to Greenland as proof of the “crisis” and “ground zero for climate ...
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Biggest Alpine glacier could disappear by 2100: study 13.9.2019 Raw Story
The mighty Aletsch — the largest glacier in the Alps — could completely disappear by the end of this century if nothing is done to rein in climate change, a study showed Thursday. A team of researchers in Switzerland has used a cutting-edge simulation to show how the Aletsch Glacier will change as the planet […]
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NBC Announces New ‘Climate Unit’ and ‘Climate in Crisis’ Series 9.9.2019 NewsBusters
Ahead of MSNBC’s climate change forum with several 2020 Democratic candidates on September 19 and 20, on Monday, NBC News announced it will be creating a new “climate unit” of reporters devoted to pushing the liberal environmental agenda and even launch a Climate in Crisis series in the days leading up to the presidential campaign ...
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Billionaires are prepping for an apocalyptic ‘event’ — but what happens to the rest of us? 3.9.2019 Raw Story
The Earth is in the midst of an environmental disaster. Humankind may not survive the Anthropocene. Climatologists and other scientists are warning that if the Earth’s temperature rises more than 2 degrees Celsius that the human race may have reached a point of no return in terms of stopping global warming and the catastrophes it will cause. Global warming […]
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Antarctica: Thwaites Glacier Ice Shelf Has Thinned by up to 23 Percent Since 1970s 3.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Thwaites Glacier—which is about the same size as Florida—contains enough ice on its own to raise global sea levels by about two feet if it all melts.
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Melting glaciers, as well as ice sheets, raising Earth’s seas 29.8.2019 Raw Story
As the planet’s polar ice sheets destabilise amid rising temperatures, a landmark UN assessment of Earth’s retreating frozen spaces is also set to spell out how melting mountain glaciers will impact humanity in the decades to come. AFP has obtained an official draft summary of the forthcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s report on oceans […]
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Russia Discovers Five New Islands After Arctic Glacier Melts Away 29.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
One of the islands is about the size of 10 football fields.
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Trump moves to allow logging in the world’s largest intact temperate rainforest 28.8.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
As Brazil’s Amazon burns, President Donald Trump is taking aim at one of the largest expanses of temperate rainforest in Alaska. On Tuesday, the president instructed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to allow logging in the 16.7 million acre Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska, the nation’s largest national forest. Together with British Columbia’s Great Bear […]
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High above Greenland glaciers, NASA looks into melting ocean ice 26.8.2019 Raw Story
Skimming low over the gleaming white glaciers on Greenland’s coast in a modified 1940s plane, three NASA scientists, led by an Elvis-impersonating oceanographer, waited to drop a probe into the water beneath them. They are part of Oceans Melting Greenland — or OMG —- a mission that has flown around the vast island for four […]
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Anti-Immigration White Supremacy Has Deep Roots in the Environmental Movement 19.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The environmentalist, white nationalist, and influential anti-immigration activist John Tanton died less than three weeks before the El Paso shooting. Tanton lived to see his movement shape much of modern US immigration policy, but not this latest […]
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How much hotter are the oceans? The answer begins with a bucket 19.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Scientists need to track the history of sea temperatures precisely to model climate change. A newly discovered clue in measurements taken by sailors in the 1930s could have far-reaching implications.
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Funeral for lost ice: Iceland bids farewell to glacier 19.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
With poetry, moments of silence and political speeches about the urgent need to fight climate change, Icelandic officials, activists and others bade farewell to what once was a glacier.
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‘Only you know if we did it’: Scientists write dire letter to the future about climate change 18.8.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Scientists are gathering in Iceland Sunday to memorialize Okjökull — the country’s first glacier to be destroyed by global warming. Okjökull, nicknamed Ok, lost its status as a glacier 2014. The monument being unveiled at the “funeral” is inscribed with an ominous warning, titled “A letter to the future.” “Ok is the first Icelandic glacier […]
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Iceland commemorates first glacier lost to climate change 18.8.2019 Raw Story
Iceland on Sunday honours the passing of Okjokull, its first glacier lost to climate change, as scientists warn that some 400 others on the subarctic island risk the same fate. A bronze plaque will be unveiled in a ceremony starting around 1400 GMT to mark Okjokull — which translates to “Ok glacier” — in the […]
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It’s official: July was the hottest month ever 15.8.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
The world just lived through the hottest month of the year ever recorded in human history. According to new data just released by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), July 2019 has broken all records for the hottest month, with temperatures 1.71 degrees Fahrenheit (0.95 degrees Celsius) above the 20th century average. NOAA’s […]
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Labor and Environment Movement’s Complex Stance on Green New Deal 13.8.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Aviva Chomsky reports on the complexities of labor’s response to the Green New Deal and little-known divisions over the plan within the environmental movement. By Aviva Chomsky TomDispatch.com When it comes to heat, extreme weather, wildfires, and melting glaciers, the planet is now in what…Read more →
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Jobs, the Environment, and a Planet in Crisis 13.8.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
Aviva Chomsky reports on the complexities of labor’s response to the Green New Deal and little-known divisions over the plan within the environmental movement. By Aviva Chomsky TomDispatch.com When it comes to heat, extreme weather, wildfires, and melting glaciers, the planet is now in what…Read more →
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