Just about everywhere you look ice is melting — see USGS report details “recent dramatic shrinkage” in U.S. glaciers, matching global decline.
Here is a very impressive presentation from a 2009 TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conference: “Photographer James Balog shares new image sequences from the Extreme Ice Survey, a network of time-lapse cameras recording glaciers receding at an alarming rate, some of the most vivid evidence yet of climate change.”
Video beats even the best photographs, I think (see “Must see: Photographing Climate Change”). Either way, the visual evidence is stunning, and may be the best response to efforts by deniers to push the nonsense of global cooling.
- Large Antarctic glacier thinning 4 times faster than it was 10 years ago: “Nothing in the natural world is lost at an accelerating exponential rate like this glacier.”
- Another one bites the dust, literally: Bolivia’s 18,000 year-old Chacaltaya glacier is gone
- Another climate impact coming faster than predicted: Glacier National Park to go glacier-free a decade early
- World’s Glaciers Shrink for 18th Year
- Human-caused Arctic warming overtakes 2,000 years of natural cooling, “seminal” study finds
- Stabilize at 350 ppm or risk ice-free planet, warn NASA, Yale, Sheffield, Versailles, Boston et al
- Two trillion tons of land ice lost since 2003, rate of Greenland summer ice loss triples 2007 record