They noted a long build up to this summer's ice melt -- including higher overall temperatures for months -- and a very dry winter with little snow in many places, which would normally offer some protection to glacier ice
They noted a long build up to this summer's ice melt including higher overall temperatures for months and a very dry winter with little snow in many places, which would normally offer some protection to glacier ice
Using atmospheric records and data from tree rings, lake and cave deposits, and glacier ice
, the researchers also studied temperature disparities between the tropics and the poles for three time periods--100, 2,000, and 10,000 years ago.
- In North America, Waterton Glacier International Peace Park, Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, and Olympic National Park could also lose more than 70 percent of their current glacier ice
by 2100, even under drastically lowered carbon dioxide emissions.
This week there was news that two thirds of the glacier ice
in the Alps will melt by 2100 - with horrendous consequences for the environment.
Rain and melting snow are often the main sources of water for hydropower, but in Switzerland and many other countries the melting of glacier ice
is an important contributor.
Professor Kurt HA KjA[bar]r, lead author of the researchA from the Natural History Museum of Denmark, said: aThe crater is exceptionally well-preserved and that is surprising, because glacier ice
is an incredibly efficient erosive agent that would have quickly removed traces of the impact.
After landing on the glacier ice
, I laced up my crampons and starting hiking, learning glacier history as I went.
That means: more than a third of the glacier ice
that still exists today in mountain glaciers can no longer be saved even with the most ambitious measures," Marzeion said.
Employees from the British Consulate in Marseille and Crystal Ski Holidays once again joined forces with the town of Chamonix-Mont Blanc, the French Alpine Club, Lafuma, as well as other mountain-based organisations, and a large number of volunteers to collect rubbish left by over 500,000 yearly visitors and waste from mountain installations which reappear decades later as the glacier ice