Glaciers

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Climate tipping points could topple like dominoes, warn scientists
Analysis shows significant risk of cascading events even at 2C of heating, with severe long-term effects

Damian Carrington Environment editor

03, Jun, 2021 @4:34 PM

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Greenland ice sheet on brink of major tipping point, says study
Scientists say ice equivalent to 1-2 metres of sea level rise is probably already doomed to melt

Damian Carrington Environment editor

17, May, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Melting ice reveals first world war relics in Italian Alps
Accelerating retreat of glaciers in Lombardy and Trentino Alto-Aldige reveals preserved history of ‘White War’

Angela Giuffrida in Stelvio national park

04, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Receding glaciers causing rivers to suddenly disappear
Global phenomenon known as river piracy demands urgent adaptation from ecosystems and people who rely on their flow

Jenna Kunze

03, May, 2021 @9:10 AM

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Cold truths about vanishing glaciers | Brief letters
Brief letters: Losing glaciers | India’s Covid statistics | Singing blackbirds | Prime minister’s answers | Graces Jones’ perfect song

Letters

02, May, 2021 @3:29 PM

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‘It’s like a rotting carcass of its former self’: funeral for an Oregon glacier
Worried researchers hold ceremony for Clark glacier to illustrate how climate crisis is eroding icepacks

Oliver Milman

02, May, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Glaciers in retreat: tracking the decline of the Earth’s ‘rivers of ice’
Images record how the climate crisis is affecting glaciers across the globe

02, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Glacial lakes threaten millions with flooding as planet heats up
More than 12,000 deaths have already been attributed to glacial lake outburst floods worldwide

Neelima Vallangi in Kathmandu

02, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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As glaciers disappear in Alaska, the rest of the world’s ice follows
Mountain glacier melt contributes more than a quarter of extra volume to the world’s oceans, disrupting ancient cycles of creation

Jonathan Watts

01, May, 2021 @9:30 AM

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How glaciers are shrinking at an ever faster pace
Analysis: glaciers are on average 8 metres thinner and many have vanished completely because of global heating

Mona Chalabi

01, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The man on a mission to reveal the ‘souls’ of vanishing glaciers
American adventurer Garrett Fisher flies in a ramshackle antique plane, dangling his camera out of the window to capture the beauty of glaciers before they disappear

Patrick Barkham

30, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Antarctic ‘doomsday glacier’ may be melting faster than was thought
Study finds more relatively warm water is reaching Thwaites glacier than was previously understood

Matthew Taylor

30, Apr, 2021 @10:40 AM

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