February 08, 2012 | 10:00 PM
Nepal — As mountain glaciers shrink, they can weaken and destabilize underlying slopes, as well as loosen and dislodge blocks of rock. This increases the risk of landslides and avalanches. Now that climate change is leading more glaciers to melt, glacial lakes are forming more frequently.
February 08, 2012 | 12:08 PM
A personal commitmentMeeting the climate challenge is our collective responsibility. There is no room within this challenge for politics, or finger pointing. Because if we do not act, there will be no winners. What we stand to lose belongs to all of us.
February 08, 2012 | 9:15 AM
Glaciers and rivers of Ecuador: Biodiversity under threatDean Jacobsen and Olivier Dangles, from Copenhagen University and the French Institute for Research and Development, respectively, led an expedition to the Antisana volcano in Ecuador with an international group of students in freshwater ecology.
February 07, 2012 | 5:00 PM
Alaska — Sea ice in the Arctic is on the decline. Over the past 30 years, there has been a dramatic decrease in the average thickness and extent of summer sea ice in the Arctic...
February 07, 2012 | 1:02 PM
Climate change in the mountains: Hazards to prepare forHave you already started seeing greater hazards in mountain areas you visit or live in? Let us know what you've seen or heard, and why we should be more vigilant in the mountains in a warmer world.
February 07, 2012 | 9:35 AM
Melting ice in the Swiss AlpsThe one thing that makes clear that the climate is changing is the glaciers, especially in the Alps. If you look at what is causing this change, and you look at the projections for the near future ... this is one of the best indications to show to people that climate change is serious.
February 06, 2012 | 7:54 AM
Reflections on Antarctica
By: Al Gore
Over the coming weeks, we will share more of the images that we collected along this journey. In the meantime, I encourage you to learn more about how climate change is affecting you in your hometown, recommit yourselves to solving this important problem and to join us at climaterealityproject.org.
February 03, 2012 | 1:23 PM
Living on Thin Ice: Tennis-shoeing through a Sierra Nevada winterWe can't solve a global climate problem overnight. But here in California, the Sierra Nevada Alliance and Sierra Nevada Conservancy are doing their part to respond to the decline in snowpack.
February 03, 2012 | 12:18 PM
Severe heat and footballPublic awareness about the scientific research on the dangers of concussions led to reforms in how players who have suffered head injuries are treated and when they are let back on the field. We need to make sure people understand that the risks players face from intense heat will increase as our climate continues to change.
February 03, 2012 | 9:11 AM
Antarctic glaciers and the global water crisis
From the ice melting in Antarctica, to rising sea levels flooding Bangladesh, to the prospect of a compromised drinking water supply in New York City, the world's glaciers tie together our greatest challenges of the 21st century. This is a problem that binds all of us together, wherever we live. That's why it's incumbent upon all of us to solve the climate crisis.
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