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Glacier in Uttrakhand Himalayas is receding fast due to global warming

Himalayan Glaciers and Water Security: UNEP Calls for Better Monitoring, Information Access and Policy Coordination

The UN Environment Program’s calling for greater scientific monitoring of Hindu Kush-Himalayan glaciers, as well as more informed, inclusive and concerted policy making. Some 1.3 billion people in the vast region are to varying degrees dependent on freshwater from Himalayan glaciers for water, food security and ecosystem services.

Climate and population pressured combined with unsustainable agricultural practices threaten communities and farmers in northwestern China

Glacial Melting, Growing Population and Agricultural Practices Threaten Farmers, Communities in Northwest China

This confluence of factors is posing severe challenges not only locally in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region’s Tarim River basin, but regionally across Central Asia and beyond. A joint Chinese-German university research effort that aims to find sustainable, long-term solutions is underway.

Greenland ice melt is accelerating

Record-breaking Greenland Seasonal Ice Melt With One Month Left to Go

The¬†cumulative melting index¬†is what scientists use to quantify both the extent and duration of melting over the Greenland ice sheet and is typically measured at the end of every melt season, about mid-September. Though the final tally for this year’s cumulative melting index isn’t due for another four weeks, it has already broken the previous record set at the end…

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Cryosat-2 measures 50 percent more loss of sea ice than models have predicted

ESA CryoSat-2 Data Reveals Arctic Summer Sea Ice Loss 50 Percent Greater than Expected

Preliminary results from CryoSat-2–the first satellite capable of very accurately measuring ice sheet volumes across the Arctic region– indicate summer sea ice is being lost at a rate 50% greater than previously estimated, raising the prospect of profound local and global changes in climate and environment.

Post-Industrial Age Black Carbon Deposits Help Accelerate Loss of Glacial Ice, Marine Ecosystem Changes

Black carbon from man-made burning of fossil fuels and biomass is helping accelerate glacial ice loss at the Mendenhall Glacier and is changing the marine ecosystem in the Gulf of Alaska, a scientific research team finds.

Arctic sea ice - 2011

Effects of Global Warming Posing Threats from the Arctic to Australia

It seems climate change deniers will try every trick in the book and go to almost any lengths to spread their message and gain supporters. You can’t deny what people and all forms of life around the world are experiencing, however, or the growing mountain of evidence supporting climate change theory being amassed by good, honest climate science for that matter.

Sea level rise

Warming Climate Brings Sea Level Rise, Land Loss and Marine Migrations to Europe’s Seas

Europe’s seas are changing at an unprecedented rate, much faster than climate scientists anticipated.
Seawater temperatures have been rising around 10-times faster than average over the past 25 years, while wind speeds have also been increasing. The combination of rising sea levels and stronger winds has resulted in the loss of 15% of Europe’s coasts, according to recently completed EU-sponsored marine research.