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Current ice melt rate in Pine Island Glacier may go on for decades

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

A study of the Pine Island Glacier could provide insight into the patterns and duration of glacial melt. The Pine Island Glacier, a major outlet of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, has been undergoing rapid melting and retreating for t...

In Alaska's Kenai Fjords National Park, a 700-Square-Mile Icefield Shrinks, While a Popular Glacier Shows Big One-year Retreat

Lifestyle / Green Living : Huffington Post: Green Blog

The huge Harding Icefield on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula shed some of its mass over the past year and Exit Glacier, which spills out of that 700-square-mile icefield, retreated more than in any other single year since annual mapping of...

Ice crisis: How disappearing glaciers devastate communities [VIDEO]

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Grist

by Claire Thompson. When we describe something as moving at a glacial pace, we usually mean it progresses so slowly it’s imperceptible. Glaciers appear as permanent and unchanging as the mountains they cling to, so glacial recession...

Redefining ‘Glacial Pace’: Greenland’s Fastest-Moving Glacier Sets New Speed Record Of 150 Feet A Day

US Politics / Liberal : ThinkProgress: Justice

“Glacial pace” used to mean “suggesting the extreme slowness of a glacier.” But one can hardly use the term that way when scientists have found that the world’s fastest glacier is speeding up to record levels — and may more than tri...

Glacial thinning has sharply accelerated at major South American icefields

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

For the past four decades scientists have monitored the ebbs and flows of the icefields in the southernmost stretch of South America's vast Andes Mountains, detecting an overall loss of ice as the climate warms. A new study, however...


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