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Exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society

October 15th, 2011 by Maria-Luisa

Rivers of Ice: Vanishing Glaciers of the Greater Himalaya
David Breashears has retraced the steps of the early photographic pioneers Major E.O. Wheeler, George Mallory and Vittorio Sella.
For further information see:
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Himalayan glaciers melting and fears of floods for the villages

October 14th, 2011 by Maria-Luisa

Today on the news again on Himalayan glacier melting, and fears of floods for the villages in the Solo Khumbu area in Nepal….
See: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/disaster-looms-as-himalayas-heat-up-20111014-1lp62.html

Climate Change: increased flood risk, global warming, adaptation planning

February 21st, 2011 by Maria-Luisa

For some there is no doubt that humans are altering the climate but the implications for regional weather are less clear. Two studies in this week’s Nature concluded that climate warming is already causing extreme weather events that affect the lives of millions of people.
More details: read here
This has a great importance “not just as a [...]

Climate Change: Alpine glaciers at risk by 2100

January 8th, 2011 by Maria-Luisa

A study published in Nature Geoscience on Sunday reporting on major Alpine countries, predicted that three quarters of Alpine mountain glaciers will disappear by 2100. Melting of the West Antarctic icesheet as a result of global warming may lead also to a 4m increase in sea level by the year 3000.
Read more here. For the complete article read [...]

United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun

November 30th, 2010 by Maria-Luisa

The United Nations Climate Change Conference is taking place in Cancun, from 29 November to 10 December 2010. And today, David Cameron, the British Prime Minister has said he will not attend.
Click here to follow the talks
The UN hopes that: “Cancun can launch a new era in the pace of global action on climate change”.

The Andes: Retreat of the glaciers

November 28th, 2010 by Maria-Luisa

Here is a brilliant video on the Guardian about glacier retreat in South America with local people talking about the effects of climate change on their animals, crops and traditional lifestyle.
Click to view: A climate journey pt1
In the first of a 4-part video series on climate change in Ecuador and Peru, John Vidal takes us through the snow-capped [...]