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Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ Is Melting Even Faster Than Scientists Thought

Warming waters are reaching several miles into Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier—nicknamed the “doomsday glacier” because of its potential impact on sea-level rise

Scientists discovered a surprising cooling trend on glaciers in Mount Everest 10 years ago. Now they think they know what’s causing it.

Climate scientists observed a peculiar cooling trend in Himalayan glaciers 10 years ago. They now think the trend may be the result of intensifying winds that can reach over 100 mph.

Greenland losing 30m tonnes of ice an hour, study reveals

The Greenland ice cap is losing an average of 30m tonnes of ice an hour due to the climate crisis, a study has revealed, which is 20% more than was previously thought.

This Antarctic glacier dramatically retreated. Then, its ice shelf totally collapsed

Cadman Glacier in Antarctica retreated 5 miles in just 2.5 years, causing its ice shelf to collapse, according to scientists who used satellite images and ocean measurements. Higher ocean temperatures likely hastened the glacier’s deterioration, which contributes to global sea level rise. This indicates potential similar threats for neighboring glaciers.

Peru has lost more than half its water reserves as glaciers rapidly melt

Peru has lost 56% of its tropical glaciers in the last six decades due to climate change, according to a new government inventory released on Wednesday.

‘Stop the madness’: UN chief warns Nepal’s mountains have lost one-third of their ice

Nepal’s snow-capped mountains have lost close to one-third of their ice in over 30 years due to global warming, the UN Secretary-General warned today.

‘Dramatic’ acceleration: Switzerland has lost 10% of its glaciers in the last two years

Glaciers across the entire country were affected, with those in southern and eastern Switzerland melting almost as much this year as in the record year of 2022.

Himalayan glaciers melting 65 percent faster than previous decade: study

Himalayan glaciers providing critical water to nearly two billion people are melting faster than ever before due to climate change, exposing communities to unpredictable and costly disasters, scientists warned Tuesday.

In China, 1 million people are at risk from glacier-melt flooding, a disaster threat set to grow with global warming

Glacial lake outburst floods – or GLOFs – threaten 15 million people around the world, including vulnerable populations in western China

Study reveals new factor in Antarctic ice shelf melting

Scientists discovered a process that can contribute to the melting of ice shelves in the Antarctic.

Glaciers vanishing at record rate in Alps following heatwaves

The Alps’ glaciers are on track for their highest mass losses in at least 60 years of record keeping

Nepal to move Everest base camp from melting glacier

Nepal is preparing to move its Everest base camp because global warming and human activity are making it unsafe.