A small team of scientists ventures out onto the Greenland ice sheet to study the forces large and small that are accelerating the melting of the world’s second-largest ice mass.
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As climate warms, the Greenland ice sheet is melting, helping to fuel global sea-level rise. Follow a small team of scientists as they hike onto the sheet to investigate the forces large and small that are demolishing the ice.
A lot is different from my first visit to the park back in 2016 versus now.
Ladakh’s glaciers are retreating, causing floods and threatening livelihoods. But a recent study reveals that disaster risk reduction is often slow or absent due to its status as a conflict and military-tense zone.
Ever wonder how thousands of scientists come together to author the world’s most authoritative report on climate change? A lead author brings us inside one working group.
In the high Andes of Peru, glacial retreat poses a complex set of challenges related to water supply.
When glacial lakes burst, the sudden and intense flooding can be catastrophic for nearby communities. A new study looks at what role climate change plays in these events.
Why did Europe’s “cursed” glaciers begin retreating in the 1850’s even though the climate record suggests they should have advanced for another 50 years?
One of the most rapidly changing glaciers in the world shows us that once climate change triggers retreat, glacial mechanics can make melting a whole lot worse.
Plus: Why they matter for climate change.