15,000-year-old viruses discovered in Tibetan glacier ice

“We know very little about viruses and microbes in these extreme environments, and what is actually there,” Thompson said. “The documentation and understanding of that is extremely important: How do…

Claim: Earth’s cryosphere shrinking by 87,000 square kilometers per year

AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION Research News WASHINGTON–The global cryosphere–all of the areas with frozen water on Earth–shrank by about 87,000 square kilometers (about 33,000 square miles), a area about the size…

How scientists are using drones to lower the risk of catastrophic flooding from large glacial lakes

The research will enhance the reliability of predictive models to identify potential glacial lake flood hazards. It will also identify areas where remediation work, such as the building of additional…

Pine Island Glacier’s ice shelf is ripping apart, speeding up key Antarctic glacier

“The recent changes in speed are not due to melt-driven thinning; instead they’re due to the loss of the outer part of the ice shelf,” Joughin said. “The glacier’s speedup…

Claim: Global glacier retreat has accelerated

Study based on stereo satellite images As a basis for the study, the research team used imagery captured on board NASA’s Terra satellite, which has been orbiting the Earth once…

Exploration of ocean currents beneath the ‘Doomsday Glacier’

The ice sheet in West Antarctica accounts for about ten percent of the current rate of sea level rise; but also the ice in West Antarctica holds the most potential…

Claim: Melting glaciers contribute to Alaska earthquakes

In a recently published research article, scientists with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute found that ice loss near Glacier Bay National Park has influenced the timing and location…

Rapid ice retreat during last deglaciation parallels current melt rates

UIT THE ARCTIC UNIVERSITY OF NORWAY Research News 10,000 km2 of ice disappeared in a blink of an eye from an ice sheet in the Storfjorden Through offshore Svalbard, a…

Very Inconvenient Alps Glacier History…Top Glaciologists: Alps Were Ice-Free 6000 Years Ago

In his video, the German geologist presents a new paper authored by glaciologists Bohleber et al, 2020 of the Austrian Academy of Science. The Austrian-Swiss team discovered from ice cores…

How to Scare and Deceive without Lying: JPL Cries Wolf about Polar Glacial Melt

Yesterday NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory published “The Anatomy of Glacial Ice Loss.” For the most part it’s an interesting, though not particularly revolutionary, discussion of the various forces that add…

Claim: Svalbard glaciers lost their protective buffer in the mid-1980s and have been melting ever since

Rising air temperature in the mid-1980s considerably increased the amount of water that was melting across the glaciers and rapidly filled the air pockets in the firn, progressively weakening its…

Glacier National Park quietly removed ‘Gone by 2020’ signs in 2019—Update

One of our biggest stories of the year was: Glacier National Park quietly removed ‘Gone by 2020’ signs Here is a video update by Roger Roots. Throughout Glacier National Park,…

Last remaining glaciers in the Pacific will soon melt away

Researchers believe other mountaintop glaciers will follow quickly Ohio State University COLUMBUS, Ohio — The last remaining tropical glaciers between the Himalayas and the Andes will disappear in the next…

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…

Underwater glacial melting is occurring at higher rates than modeling predicts

University of Oregon-led team uses a new approach to directly measure submarine melt, uncovering data that could enhance projections of sea level changes University of Oregon VIDEO: Video made from…

Another heartbreaking story of climate doom!

Looks as if Larry has determined more about the story we made fun of here. Reposted from Fabius Maximus blog Larry Kummer, Editor Climate change 24 July 2019 Summary: Another…

Monday Mirthiness – ‘scientists’ to give eulogy, commemorative plaque to a glacier

From Rice University and the “staged climate photo-op, aka please send money” department. HOUSTON – (July 18, 2019) – Iceland’s first glacier lost to climate change will be remembered with…

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…

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…

The polar ice melt myth

From CFACT: According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (nsidc.org), ice currently covers 6 million square miles, or one tenth the Land area on Earth, about the area…

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…

End of Ice: Voodoo Science Himalayan Glacier Crisis Rises from the Dead

Guest essay by Eric Worrall If you thought the “Voodoo Science” Himalayan glacier crisis died when its main backer, former IPCC head and alleged sex pest Rajendra Pachauri was forced…

Climate change leading to water shortage in Andes, Himalayas Rapidly melting glaciers causing similar problems on two continents

Heeeerrrreeee’ss Lonnie (Lonnie Thompson has a whole category at Climate Audit) From Eurekalert Public Release: 17-Dec-2018 Ohio State University Climate change could have devastating effects on vulnerable residents in the…

Observing glaciers in “real time”

From ETH Zurich and the “slow as molasses in winter” department. Hot summers cause glaciers to melt. That not only changes the makeup of the landscape and hence the maps…