As global temperatures increase, questions regarding how to sustainably manage and steward lands recently exposed by glacier retreat are arising. In response, a team of researchers has proposed an international framework that could address these questions while empowering local adaptations around the world.
glacial retreat Archives - State of the Planet
The loss of glaciers in Kyrgyzstan is having a devastating impact on water supply for farmers and wildflower pastures, imperiling the country’s renowned honey industry.
At COP26, Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov made a statement about transitioning to an emission-free economy and the impact of climate change on the people of mountainous areas.
Countries from the Hindu Kush Himalayas seek to present a unified voice at COP26 with their #HKH2Glasgow campaign.
A new artificial neural network named CALFIN catalogues the rates at which glaciers are melting, demonstrating what the future of glaciology could look like.
Ice is melting more rapidly than previously thought, according to two new studies, which examine some of the specific causes.
Artist Fabian Oefner used drones and long-exposure photography to paint light trails on two Swiss glaciers, creating glowing lines that bring the glaciers’ dramatic retreats into high relief.
Scientist Ben Orlove discusses why it’s important to bring an anthropological dimension to the science of climate change and glacial retreat.
A new study challenges the assumption that communities have to believe in climate change before they can take action.