GRID Polar Division News

Melting Glaciers report makes the tour of the World's Press

This report is a joint collaboration between GRID-Arendal, the Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research - CICERO, and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD).

Glaciers melting fastest in South America, Alaska: UN
CANCUN, Mexico — Glaciers are melting fastest in southern South America and Alaska and communities urgently need to adapt to the meltdown, according to a UN report released Tuesday.

A warning at climate talks: Glacier melt speeds up
The lives and livelihoods of people in South Asia are at "high risk" as global warming melts glaciers in the Himalayas, sending floods crashing down from overloaded mountain lakes and depriving farmers of steady water sources, U.N. and other international experts reported Friday.

Glacier Melt: The Heat is On
The Himalayan glaciers provide water for more than a billion people in Asia. However, a new UN report warns that people in the Himalayas should prepare for "a tough and unpredictable future," in the words of Norway's Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim. The report draws a connection between climate change and glacier retreat.

Melting glaciers threaten floods in Himalayas, Andes
CANCUN, Mexico, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Residents of the Himalayas and other mountain areas face a "tough and unpredictable future" as global warming melts glaciers and threatens worse floods and water loss, officials said during U.N. climate talks on Tuesday.

A study said that glaciers in southern Chile and Argentina, followed by ones in Alaska, had been losing mass "faster and for longer than glaciers in other parts of the world."

World's Glaciers Melting Amid Warmer Temperatures - UN Study
CANCUN, Mexico (Dow Jones)- Glaciers around the world are melting amid warmer global temperatures, especially near the North and South Poles, and particularly Alaska, Argentina and Chile, according to a study released Tuesday by the United Nations Environment Program.

The report, compiled from an array of scientific studies, found that glaciers in the northwest U.S. and southwest Canada and in the high mountains of Asia, including the Hindu Kush of the Himalayas, also have been melting.

Wednesday 08 Dec 2010