Vintage film shows Thwaites Glacier ice shelf melting faster than previously observed

Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences Newly digitized vintage film has doubled how far back scientists can peer into the history of underground ice in Antarctica, and revealed that an ice shelf on Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica is being thawed by a warming ocean more quickly than previously thought. This finding contributes…

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Politico: Melting Glaciers Unlocking Vast New Resources is Bad

Politico struggling valiantly to see the bad side of longer growing seasons, more abundant crops and a vast wealth of newly accessible resources. How Russia and China are preparing to exploit a warming planetPOLITICO’s latest Global Translations podcast explores how climate change is reshaping power dynamics among America’s adversaries. By LUIZA CH. SAVAGE 08/29/2019 05:11 AM EDT…

Decades-old pollutants melting out of Himalayan glaciers

Hmmmm….bolding mine~ctm From AGU 31 July 2019 Posted by larryohanlon By Mary Caperton Morton Melting Himalayan glaciers are releasing decades of accumulated pollutants into downstream ecosystems, according to a new study. The new research in AGU’s Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres finds chemicals used in pesticides that have been accumulating in glaciers and ice sheets…

Glacier National Park Quietly Removes Its ‘Gone by 2020’ Signs

Glaciers Appear to be Growing, not Melting in Recent Years By Roger I. Roots, J.D., Ph.D., Founder, Lysander Spooner University May 30, 2019. St. Mary, Montana. Officials at Glacier National Park (GNP) have begun quietly removing and altering signs and government literature which told visitors that the Park’s glaciers were all expected to disappear by…

Glacier National Park Quietly Removes Its ‘Gone by 2020’ Signs

Glaciers Appear to be Growing, not Melting in Recent Years By Roger I. Roots, J.D., Ph.D., Founder, Lysander Spooner University May 30, 2019. St. Mary, Montana. Officials at Glacier National Park (GNP) have begun quietly removing and altering signs and government literature which told visitors that the Park’s glaciers were all expected to disappear by…

Jakobshavn Isbrae: Mighty Greenland glacier slams on brakes

From the BBC By Jonathan Amos BBC Science Correspondent 14 May 2019 European satellites have detailed the abrupt change in behaviour of one of Greenland’s most important glaciers. In the 2000s, Jakobshavn Isbrae was the fastest flowing ice stream on the island, travelling at 17km a year. As it sped to the ocean, its front…

Inconvenient: NASA says a Greenland glacier did an about-face – growing again

“…scientists were so shocked to find the change.” From NASA JPL: Cold Water Currently Slowing Fastest Thinning Greenland Glacier NASA research shows that Jakobshavn Glacier, which has been Greenland’s fastest-flowing and fastest-thinning glacier for the last 20 years, has made an unexpected about-face. Jakobshavn is now flowing more slowly, thickening, and advancing toward the ocean…