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11 september 2012

IJs: portret van verdwijnende gletsjers

Goodbye, Glaciers: Photos of Vanishing Ice
Wired Climate Desk, 11 september 2012 

Boek Ice: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers
James Balog, Rizzoli, 288 pagina's, september 2012

Zie ook: 

As Glaciers Melt In The European Alps, A Famed Austrian Peak Is Nearly Ice-Free
Door Bob Berwyn, Summit County Citizens Voice / Climate Progress, 10 september 2012

[...]  [The summit cross at 3660 meter] will be remounted on solid rock. Austrian media is reporting that, up until very recently, it would have been impossible to use the bare rocks at the summit as an anchor point.

[...] Global warming deniers will try to tell you that glaciers have been melting since the end of the last ice age, but the rate of melting at most glaciers now far exceeds the background rate that could be expected as part of natural climate variations.

Photography Project Documents Retreating Glaciers in Glacier National Park
USSG, Science for a changing world

Later toegevoegd: 

Film Chasing Ice
Regie Jeff Orlowski, première 14 december 2012

Acclaimed photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet.

En m'n blognotities:
Aarde verliest vijfhonderd miljard ton ijs per jaar
De gemiddelde gletsjer blijft snel smelten
Zwitserse gletsjers smelten sneller dan ooit
Spanje's gletsjers verdwijnen
Foto's gletsjers toen en nu
De verdwijnende gletsjers van de Himalaya (met update)
Zeespiegel van ijsvrije aarde

En in zijdelings (omdat het om drijvend ijs gaat) verband:
IJskap Noordpool smelt tot kleinste omvang ooit gemeten

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