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Alpenglow at sunrise on Annapurna South, Nepal Himalayas. Credit: Ashley Cooper / Alamy Stock Photo.

Cold-war spy photos reveal ‘doubling’ of glacier ice loss in Himalayas

The rate of glacier retreat in the Himalayas has doubled since the late 20th century, a new study finds. ... Read More

Glaciers | Jun 19. 2019.
Prof Jonathan Bamber, professor of glaciology at the University of Bristol. Credit: Carbon Brief.

The Carbon Brief Interview: Prof Jonathan Bamber

Prof Jonathan Bamber is a professor of glaciology at the University of Bristol and the current president of the European Geosciences Union (EGU). He... Read More

Interviews | Feb 14. 2019.
A composite image of data from ESA Sentinel-2 processed from earth-explorer.usgs.gov. Credit: J. Cook.

Guest post: Is ‘glacier carbon’ good or bad for the climate?

Dr Arwyn Edwards is a senior lecturer in biology from the University of Aberystwyth and Dr Joe Cook is a postdoctoral researcher in glaciology from... Read More

Guest posts | Dec 13. 2018.
A crack appears across the Pine Island Glacier, a major ice stream that drains the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

Scientists find ‘natural pulses’ in recent melting of West Antarctic ice sheet

Natural ocean variability is heightening the rate of retreat of the West Antarctic ice sheet, a new study finds. ... Read More

Antarctic | Aug 13. 2018.
Flight over the Thwaites glacier. Credit: U.S. National Science Foundation & U.S. Antarctic Program

Video: Why studying Thwaites glacier is vital for forecasting sea level rise

The UK and US have jointly launched a five-year research programme this week to study one of the world’s largest – and, potentially, most... Read More

Antarctic | May 2. 2018.
Ice shelf glacier falling into the sea, Fournier Bay, Antarctica. Credit: Radharc Images / Alamy Stock Photo. E06HF5

Guest post: Using satellites to track the retreat of Antarctica’s glaciers

Dr Hannes Konrad was formerly a research fellow in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds and now works at the Alfred Wegener... Read More

Guest posts | Apr 4. 2018.
Krossfjorden, Svalbard, Norway. Credit: GRID Arendel/ Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).

Global warming to date could ‘obliterate’ a third of glacier ice

The warming the world has already experienced could be enough to melt more than a third of the world’s glaciers outside Antarctica and Greenland –... Read More

Glaciers | Mar 19. 2018.
Clouds rolling into a Himalayan Valley in the afternoon, a view from Yala Glacier basecamp, Nepal.

Limiting global warming to 1.5C could save two-thirds of Asia’s glacier ice

Keeping global temperature rise to no more than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels could ensure that two-thirds of the ice stored in Asia's... Read More

Glaciers | Sep 13. 2017.
Warming warning a 1981 documentary about climate change

The 1981 TV documentary that warned about global warming

On the evening of Tuesday, 8 December, 1981, the UK's only commercial TV channel, ITV, broadcast an hour-long documentary called "Warming Warning". ... Read More

Features | May 2. 2017.
Ice shapes on the Franz Josef glacier, New Zealand

‘Cluster of cold years’ behind New Zealand’s surprising glacier growth

Across the world, scientists have recorded the retreat of hundreds of glaciers, providing categorical evidence that the Earth’s climate is warming. ... Read More

Glaciers | Feb 14. 2017.
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Shrinking glaciers are ‘categorical evidence’ of climate change, study says

It is virtually certain that the retreat of many glaciers around the world has been caused by climate change, a new study suggests. ... Read More

Glaciers | Dec 12. 2016.
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