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kateoplis:

A massive glacier system in West Antarctica has started collapsing because of global warming and will contribute to significant worldwide sea-level rise.”

“This is really happening…There’s nothing to stop it now.” 

“It has passed the point of no return.”

Rising Seas

ecocides:

Ice sheets covering Greenland and Antarctica are melting three times faster today than they were in the 1990s, according to a ‘definitive’ study of satellite data. These pictures show the different ways that melting occurs | images: Ian Joughin

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climateadaptation:

wespeakfortheearth:

Ready to Crack
A massive crack in the ice may herald an enormous rift in the ice of the Pine Island Glacier in western Antarctica.
Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Satellite images suggest that the glacier is poised to calve off an iceberg or icebergs that size of New York City. Sea ice has kept the unstable region locked in, but as this Oct. 26, 2012 Landsat 7 image reveals, the spring melt has cleared the sea in front of the glacier’s calving face.

Livescience, Image of the Day

climateadaptation:

wespeakfortheearth:

Ready to Crack

A massive crack in the ice may herald an enormous rift in the ice of the Pine Island Glacier in western Antarctica.

Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Satellite images suggest that the glacier is poised to calve off an iceberg or icebergs that size of New York City. Sea ice has kept the unstable region locked in, but as this Oct. 26, 2012 Landsat 7 image reveals, the spring melt has cleared the sea in front of the glacier’s calving face.

Livescience, Image of the Day

#science   #news   #lanscape   #glacier   #NASA   #space   #astronomy   #earth   #geology   #environment   #antarctica   #ice   #sea level   #climate change   #temperature  

climateadaptation:

Dazzling slide show of glaciers from various view points. That second one (fragments in muddy water) is great.

vanityfair:

Chasing Ice | Horrifying—yet undeniably beautiful—photos of vanishing glaciers

Photographs by James Balog

#glacier   #nature   #climate change   #global warming   #queue  
elegantbuffalo:

Aerial view, meltwater on Greenland ice sheet
(Photo by James Balog)

elegantbuffalo:

Aerial view, meltwater on Greenland ice sheet

(Photo by James Balog)

#geology   #glacier   #Greenland   #water   #blue   #ice   #photography   #melt   #global warming   #aerial view   #queue  
mothernaturenetwork:

Huge iceberg breaks away from Greenland glacierIcebergs that break away from glaciers dump more ice into the ocean and contribute to rising global sea levels.

mothernaturenetwork:

Huge iceberg breaks away from Greenland glacier
Icebergs that break away from glaciers dump more ice into the ocean and contribute to rising global sea levels.

#greenland   #climate change   #environment   #ice   #iceberg   #glacier  
mothernaturenetwork:

It’s no secret that the planet’s glaciers are melting. The Environmental Protection Agency reports that sea levels have risen from 6 to 8 inches in the past 100 years. Some experts estimate that sea levels will rise as much as 20 inches by the year 2100, which could wreck havoc on coastal cities. NASA has been mapping deteriorating glaciers in the Antarctic through the Operation IceBridge program, called “the largest airborne campaign ever,” over the world’s polar regions.How NASA is tracking Antarctica’s sea ice

mothernaturenetwork:

It’s no secret that the planet’s glaciers are melting. The Environmental Protection Agency reports that sea levels have risen from 6 to 8 inches in the past 100 years. Some experts estimate that sea levels will rise as much as 20 inches by the year 2100, which could wreck havoc on coastal cities.
 
NASA has been mapping deteriorating glaciers in the Antarctic through the Operation IceBridge program, called “the largest airborne campaign ever,” over the world’s polar regions.
How NASA is tracking Antarctica’s sea ice

#glacier   #climate change   #environment   #antarctica   #queue   #science   #nasa  
musevault:

Ice and Fire  By Ricardo Bevilaqua     Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

musevault:

Ice and Fire  By Ricardo Bevilaqua     Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

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#nature   #trees   #landscape   #ice   #water   #scenery   #argentina   #travel   #river   #glacier  
uniformitarianism:

Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska
Alaska’s smallest national park, Kenai Fjords contains one of the country’s largest ice fields. Harding Ice Field feeds 38 glaciers including Bear Glacier (above), which is the park’s largest, and Exit Glacier, the only one accessible by road. The area’s fjords are carved by the glaciers as they move downhill away from the ice field. (Click through for more).

uniformitarianism:

Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska

Alaska’s smallest national park, Kenai Fjords contains one of the country’s largest ice fields. Harding Ice Field feeds 38 glaciers including Bear Glacier (above), which is the park’s largest, and Exit Glacier, the only one accessible by road. The area’s fjords are carved by the glaciers as they move downhill away from the ice field. (Click through for more).

#alaska   #glacier   #ice   #kenai fjords   #landscape   #meltwater   #national park  
theworldwelivein:

Ojo de hielo | Glaciar Upsala, Santa Cruz, Argentina©  ٭٭ NơƐണí ٭٭

theworldwelivein:

Ojo de hielo | Glaciar Upsala, Santa Cruz, Argentina
©  ٭٭ NơƐണí ٭٭

#travel   #iceberg   #glacier   #argentina  
ruineshumaines:

These photographs from the Arctic show the largest, floating glacier with massive cracking; proof they are melting faster than scientists predicted.Pictures courtesy of Nick Cobbing/Greenpeace.
(via Arctic Glaciers Greenpeace Photos)

ruineshumaines:

These photographs from the Arctic show the largest, floating glacier with massive cracking; proof they are melting faster than scientists predicted.
Pictures courtesy of Nick Cobbing/Greenpeace.

(via Arctic Glaciers Greenpeace Photos)

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brooklynmutt:

People stand next to a giant art installation representing a polar bear painted with red food dye at the base of the Langjokull glacier in Iceland, on Nov. 26. The image, created by artist Bjargey Olafsdottir, is inspired by the Nazca lines of Peru and children’s drawings and seeks to highlight diminishing glaciers and the uncertain future polar bears face.

brooklynmutt:

People stand next to a giant art installation representing a polar bear painted with red food dye at the base of the Langjokull glacier in Iceland, on Nov. 26. The image, created by artist Bjargey Olafsdottir, is inspired by the Nazca lines of Peru and children’s drawings and seeks to highlight diminishing glaciers and the uncertain future polar bears face.

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veganlove:

therecipe:

Greenland Glacier Shrinks Overnight
A 2.7-square-mile chunk of Greenland’s Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier, one-eighth the size of New York’s Manhattan Island, broke off into the ocean between July 6 and 7.
The sudden mile-long retreat of the glacier, caught in the image above by DigitalGlobe’s WorldView 2 satellite, moved the point where the ice meets the ocean further back than it has ever been seen. This kind of calving event isn’t that unusual, but seeing it hours after it happened in this much detail is rare. And the event is somewhat unexpected this year.
“While there have been ice breakouts of this magnitude from Jakobshavn and other glaciers in the past, this event is unusual because it occurs on the heels of a warm winter that saw no sea ice form in the surrounding bay,” said cryospheric program scientist Thomas Wagner in a press release July 9.
“While the exact relationship between these events is being determined, it lends credence to the theory that warming of the oceans is responsible for the ice loss observed throughout Greenland and Antarctica,” Wagner said. 
The Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier has retreated more than 27 miles since 1850, and six of those miles were lost since 2000. Scientists estimate that up to 10 percent of Greenland’s ice that is currently being lost is coming from this glacier, making it the largest single cause of rising sea level in the northern hemisphere.

veganlove:

therecipe:

Greenland Glacier Shrinks Overnight

A 2.7-square-mile chunk of Greenland’s Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier, one-eighth the size of New York’s Manhattan Island, broke off into the ocean between July 6 and 7.

The sudden mile-long retreat of the glacier, caught in the image above by DigitalGlobe’s WorldView 2 satellite, moved the point where the ice meets the ocean further back than it has ever been seen. This kind of calving event isn’t that unusual, but seeing it hours after it happened in this much detail is rare. And the event is somewhat unexpected this year.

“While there have been ice breakouts of this magnitude from Jakobshavn and other glaciers in the past, this event is unusual because it occurs on the heels of a warm winter that saw no sea ice form in the surrounding bay,” said cryospheric program scientist Thomas Wagner in a press release July 9.

“While the exact relationship between these events is being determined, it lends credence to the theory that warming of the oceans is responsible for the ice loss observed throughout Greenland and Antarctica,” Wagner said.
 

The Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier has retreated more than 27 miles since 1850, and six of those miles were lost since 2000. Scientists estimate that up to 10 percent of Greenland’s ice that is currently being lost is coming from this glacier, making it the largest single cause of rising sea level in the northern hemisphere.

#Greenland   #glacier   #climate change   #news