Climate Change Threatens Alpine Resorts

May 22, 2008By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

It may not be the ski season, but alpine skiing and snowboarding may be under greater threat from climate change than scientists have previously thought, new research suggests. A study of snowfall spanning 60 years has indicated that the Alps’s entire winter sports industry could grind to a halt through lack of snow.

Glaciers Melting at Fastest Rate for 5,000 Years

March 17, 2008By Andy RowellBlog Post

The world’s glaciers are melting faster than at any time since records began, threatening catastrophe for hundreds of millions of people and their eco-systems. The details are revealed in the latest report from the World Glacier Monitoring Service and will add to growing alarm about the rise in sea levels and increased instances of flooding, … Read More

Antarctic Glaciers “Surge” to Ocean

February 25, 2008By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

UK scientists working in Antarctica have found some of the clearest evidence yet of instabilities in the ice of part of West Antarctica. If the trend continues, they say, it could lead to a significant rise in global sea level. The new evidence comes from a group of glaciers covering an area the size of … Read More

Greenland Ice Melting at Unprecedented Rate Too

January 16, 2008By Andy RowellBlog Post

Just days after the revelation that Antarctica is melting faster than predicted (See blog), comes news that the Greenland ice sheet is also shrinking fast. Last summer Greenland’s ice sheet melted more than at anytime in the last 50 years, international glaciologists and climatologists report today in the Journal of Climate.