Glacier melting is beyond the point of no return — at least for this century

We’re beyond a tipping point, but not all is lost yet.

NASA data shows climate change is threatening more glaciers than we thought

Ice might be melting much faster than we thought.

Scars left by glaciers show Antarctic ice retreat

Something similar might happen again soon.

This glacier produces half a million ice quakes a year

Somewhere in the Arctic, in the interior of the Greenland ice sheets, there lies a glacier like no other. This glacier quakes once every minute, more frequently than ever observed. Geologists now believe that studying these ice quakes could help them better understand how ice melts and reacts to rising temperatures and better model ice flow. It’s only natural that as

Alaskan shore overrun by thousands of walruses – here’s why

Thousands upon thousands of Pacific walrus were captured by photographer Gary Braasch as they came ashore on the northwest coast of Alaska last week, in an event believed to be triggered by global warming.

Even more glaciers in Antarctica set to melt in the near future

Just a few days ago were telling you about a huge, 10,000 year old ice shelf that is set to collapse in less than 10 years and now… the same thing is happening again, a bit more to the south.

Huge Ice Shelf in Antarctica Set to Collapse

A NASA study has found that a huge ice shelf is set to collapse in a few years. The ice shelf, which has existed for over 12,000 years, is estimated to be over 200 meters thick.

Antarctic ice is melting 10 times faster than 1,000 years ago

A new study that examined ice core samples found that parts of Antarctica‘s ice are melting at at the highest pace this millennium. The findings put modern global warming into a historical context emphasizing the link between human induced climate change and rapid ice melting in the Arctic, considering it has increased tenfold since the dawn of the past millennium and

Shorties: Greenland ice loss continues to accelerate

The latest measurements in Greenland pretty much confirm researchers’ worst fears: Greenland is not only continuing to lose ice, but the loss is accelerating even more. The average ice mass loss from Greenland over 2002 to 2011 is (drum rolls…) 225 billion tonnes per year; furthermore, the rate of mass loss has increased significantly and there was an unusually large

Arctic sea resumes massive melting

There’s only a month until the melt season theoretically melts and the refreezing time begins, but until then, the polar ice cap has begun shrinking again, and shows no signs of even slowing down the shrinking. “With about a month left in the sea ice melt season, the amount of further ice loss will depend mostly on weather patterns,” the