Policy-makers need the courage to commit to meaningful reductions of greenhouse gas emissions if we want to avoid the widespread loss of mountain glaciers.
Climate change is making ocean levels rise in two ways. It’s a problem that will endure even after the world stabilizes and slashes greenhouse gas pollution.
Constructed ice domes release water during dry periods when rain is blocked by high mountain ranges, stifling essential crop cultivation for rural communities.
Mangroves grow in saltwater along tropical coastlines, but scientists have found them along a river in Mexico’s Yucatan, more than 100 miles from the sea. Climate change explains their shift.
Greenland’s melting ice sheets threaten to significantly hamper humanity’s efforts to mitigate climate change.
From the high Yukon to the mountains of Central Asia, melting ice exposes fragile ancient artifacts that tell the story of the past – and provide hints about how to respond to a changing climate.
New Zealand’s climate has been changing in line with global trends over the last century, warming by 1.1℃. But unless we curb emissions fast, we can brace for more extreme downpours and droughts.
The latest IPCC report makes it clear we can no longer stop the seas from rising, but we can still control how much and how fast sea levels change.
Glacial lakes around the world are expected to flood downstream areas more often as climate change makes them less stable.
If emissions continue at their current pace, Antarctica will cross a threshold into runaway sea rise when today’s kids are raising families. Pulling CO2 out of the air later won’t stop the ice loss.
Glaciers aren't sterile wastelands – they're chock-full of microscopic life.
New research shows how fibre-optic cables can monitor the hidden structure of glaciers, teaching us about past and future ice flow.
A future of heat and strife or humanity’s finest hour – our response to climate change today will define the 21st century.
In a new study, we found that a third of Antarctica’s ice shelves could collapse at 4°C of global warming.
Glaciers support a unique community of plants, many of which are found nowhere else.
We think of mountains as remote and little affected by human activity. Unfortunately, the negative impacts of what we do has important implications for nature, wildlife and human society.
Ice Age glaciers can help us track the jet stream 12,000 ago, and by comparing its path today we can see how it’s moving northwards, changing weather patterns and indicating climate change.
The parable of the dragons underlines the need to apprehend glacier disappearance in a transdisciplinary way, to create a dialogue between the physical, ecological and philosophical sciences.
Greenland’s glaciers have retreated so far that they can no longer support the ice sheet that feeds them. The ice sheet system has reached a new normal of consistent annual ice loss.
Our research found these remote Arctic islands are particularly vulnerable to climate change.