A recent study expands upon previously established tipping points, naming 16 total tipping points and their respective temperature triggers.
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A recent study projects that climate change will cause most glaciers on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State to disappear by 2070, threatening water resources, ecosystems, and tourism.
The COP27 State of the Cryosphere 2022 Report has stated that summer sea ice will melt completely, likely before 2050. This outcome is deemed “inevitable.”
Summer melt across Greenland has broken records this year.
As the planet’s ice disappears, it’s exposing new surfaces, opportunities, and threats — including valuable mineral deposits, archaeological relics, novel viruses, and more.
As warming streams reduce the populations of chum salmon in northwest Washington, bald eagles are exploring adjacent farmland for alternative foods.
In Kyrgyzstan, where glaciers cover 8% of the land, a recent glacier collapse highlights the dire plight of glaciers in a country that depends on them.
Countries from the Hindu Kush Himalayas seek to present a unified voice at COP26 with their #HKH2Glasgow campaign.
Scientists at the University of Iceland seek to measure the ecological and societal benefits of glacial ecosystems.
Almost all of the world’s glaciers are in retreat.