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The coast of Jameson land on the edge of Scoresbysund, North East Greenland Credit: BIOSPHOTO / Alamy Stock Photo

In-depth Q&A: The IPCC’s special report on the ocean and cryosphere

Earlier today in Monaco, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its special report on the ocean and cryosphere in a changing... Read More

IPCC | Sep 25. 2019.
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.
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