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16 april 2009

Foto's gletsjers toen en nu


Photos Matterhorn, 1960 and 2006.: doublexposure.net

The website DoubleExposure explains:

Global warming is affecting our planet in countless ways, not in some remote future, but today. DoubleExposure documents one aspect of the warming climate through fine-art photography that brings the viewer into panoramas of glaciers once grand but now receding. The compelling comparisons put into stark view the fact of melting glaciers.

Also see these comparisons and those!

Further reading:

World’s Glaciers Shrink for 18th Year
By Joe Romm, Climate Progress, January 30, 2009

Another one bites the dust, literally: Bolivia’s 18,000 year-old Chacaltaya glacier is gone
By Joe Romm, Climate Progress, May 8, 2009

This is all sadly consistent with other recent research - see:

Another climate impact comes faster than predicted: Himalayan glaciers 'decapitated'

and

AGU 2008: Two trillion tons of land ice lost since 2003

And this country isn’t being spared — see:

Another climate impact coming faster than predicted: Glacier National Park to go glacier-free a decade early

Retreat of Andean Glaciers Foretells Global Water Woes
By Carolyn Kormann, Yale Environment 360, April 11, 2009

De-Icer: USGS report details 'recent dramatic shrinkage” in U.S. glaciers, matching global decline'
Climate Progress, August 8, 2010

Indonesia’s last glacier will melt within years
Climate Progress, Juli 1, 2010

Levensstijl smelt weg met de sneeuw op de bergen van Uganda

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