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Melting Glaciers

A Leader, a Polar Bear, and the Shock of Recognition

President Anote Tong | Posted 10.01.2014 | Green
President Anote Tong

Climate change is a problem that requires a global solution. And it is a problem that requires remarkable global leadership if it is to be adequately addressed. In spite of the unequivocal scientific information available, many people remain unprepared.

World's Largest Ice Sheets Melting At Fastest Rate Ever Recorded

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Feldman | Posted 08.21.2014 | Green

Greenland and Antarctica are home to the two largest ice sheets in the world, and a new report released Wednesday says that they are contributing to s...

Man-Made Warming Now Number One Cause Of Melting Glaciers

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the world's glaciers can be blamed on humans, a new study finds. ...

Fire and Ice: What I Did on My Summer Vacation

Michael E. Mann | Posted 08.07.2014 | Green
Michael E. Mann

I did my best to get away from work last week while my family and I were on vacation visiting friends who live in Kalispell, the gateway to Montana's Glacier National Park. But it wasn't quite possible. You see, I'm a climate scientist. And the spectre of climate change stares you in the face as you tour the park.

10 Places That Are In Danger Of Disappearing Forever

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 09.22.2014 | Travel

After more than 400,000 people marched in NYC's People's Climate March last weekend, we're paying extra attention to how climate change can affect som...

Glacier National Park Without Glaciers?

Zachary Podmore | Posted 05.05.2014 | Green
Zachary Podmore

The planet is warming; the question is how much we will be able to mitigate the consequences of this fact. Fighting to keep fossil fuels undrilled and working for large landscape conservation seem like good places to start.

The Ice Caps Are Melting, Teach Your Kids to Swim

Anita L. DeFrantz | Posted 08.14.2013 | Sports
Anita L. DeFrantz

Raising a child is a lifelong commitment. Parents face many difficult decisions along the way. But, here is an easy call and an essential investment of your time: Make sure your children learn how to swim. It literally can save their lives.

1,600 Years Of Ice In Andes Melted In 25 Years, Scientists Say

The New York Times | JUSTIN GILLIS | Posted 04.05.2013 | Green

Glacial ice in the Peruvian Andes that took at least 1,600 years to form has melted in just 25 years, scientists reported Thursday, the latest indicat...

WATCH: Largest Glacier Break-Up Ever Caught On Film

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.12.2012 | Green

Insofar as evidence of climate change goes, it's hard to beat watching a glacier comparable in size to Manhattan disintegrate in front of your eyes. ...

For Love of Nature

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 02.04.2013 | Green
Summer Rayne Oakes

2012-12-05-Screenshot20121205at2.28.07PM.jpgIt was my sophomore year of college when I discovered Tom Eisner's class: For Love of Nature.

Chasing Ice, Go See the Movie!

Stacy Bare | Posted 01.06.2013 | Entertainment
Stacy Bare

In a new film, Chasing Ice, which was an official selection at Sundance last year, now makes its public debut on November 9th in New York City, James Balog's quest to document the physical imagery of climate change is brought to life.

James Gerken

Photographer Captures 'Completely Shocking' Retreat Of World's Glaciers

HuffingtonPost.com | James Gerken | Posted 11.19.2012 | Green

"Use your voice." Standing before the audience at the New York City premiere of "Chasing Ice" in October, photographer James Balog offered this encour...

Chasing Ice

David Edmund Moody | Posted 12.29.2012 | Green
David Edmund Moody

Chasing Ice is a documentary film that captures in unmistakable visual images the increasingly rapid melting of the world's glaciers as a consequence of global warming.

Mitik's Fight to Survive

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 12.23.2012 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

A Pacific walrus calf, orphaned and rescued in Arctic waters, arrived at the Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium last week determined to live and beat his odds.

Analysis Reveals Major Climate Change Coverage Fails

Posted 09.25.2012 | Green

93 percent of Fox News' and 80 percent of the Wall Street Journal opinion pages' climate coverage is inaccurate and misleading according to an analysi...

This Is What An Ice-Free Arctic Means

| Posted 09.24.2012 | Green

By David Biello (Click here for original article.) On Sunday, September 16, the sun did not rise above the horizon in the Arctic. Nevertheless eno...

Arctic Ice Impeding Shell Oil Holds Promise for Pacific Walrus

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 11.17.2012 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

A 30-by-12-mile chunk of sea ice floating tens of miles offshore of mainland Alaska in the Chukchi Sea, one of the nation's emerging oil frontiers, may have interrupted exploration in this corner of the Arctic Ocean. But that floe and others are a welcome change for thousands of Pacific walrus.

Arctic Warning

Donna Henes | Posted 11.05.2012 | Green
Donna Henes

Of all the projected nightmare scenario effects of global warming, one has seized my imagination like no other. I cannot erase the image of a lone polar bear standing on an island of ice barely bigger that it is, floating alone in the Arctic Sea. Drifting toward certain death by starvation or drowning.

Sea Level Rise, It's Real and No Joke (VIDEO)

Matt Petersen | Posted 11.01.2012 | Green
Matt Petersen

To help our families now and in the future, we must stop treating our atmosphere like a sewer. We can all take individual action and become a nation of citizen entrepreneurs taking responsibility for a corner of our world.

Dramatic Photos of Glacier National Park Then and Now Show Climate Change Congress Denies

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 10.03.2012 | Green
Shawn Lawrence Otto

When the Glacier National Park was established in 1910, it had 150 glaciers. This stunning collection drew tourists from all over America. Today there are just 25, and they are shrunken remnants of their former selves.

Climate Change This Week: Extreme Heat, Thunder, and More

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.01.2012 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Lately, daily record-high temperatures have been outpacing daily record-lows by 2 to 1, an imbalance expected to grow as climate continues warming.

Despite Global Glacial Melt, Some Defy Trend, Study Claims

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2012 | Green

* Karakoram glacier mass stable * Contributed less to sea level rise than previously thought By Nina Chestney ...

WATCH: Fly Through A Cracking Glacial Canyon

Posted 02.23.2012 | Green

By OurAmazingPlanet Staff: A new video takes viewers on a stunning ride through a giant and ever-growing canyon of Antarctic ice that marks the bir...

WATCH: Stunning Glacier Time Lapse

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 01.14.2012 | Green

Anyone with doubts about the legitimacy of climate change need only glance at James Balog's time lapse footage of Alaska's Columbia Glacier. Captu...

WATCH: Himalayan Glacier Deflates

| Posted 12.19.2011 | Green

By Mark Fischetti (Click here for original article.) Himalayan glaciers are melting and retreating at their edges because of global warming. But t...