Climate Change

Climate Change

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Climate Change: Under construction

2005 was the warmest year on record according to NASA. Scientists are nearing consensus that humans are the leading cause of this recent warming. Shrinking glaciers likely represent the environmental change most often witnessed first hand by mountaineers. However, climate change encompasses more than just rising temperatures, and our planet may be responding in other ways as well (such as changes in precipitation levels, for example).

I encourage you to attach a few photos of areas where you have witnessed changes over the years, or where you suspect changes might be occuring.

Thanks for contributing!

I'm going to try to turn this page into a discussion on warming mainly with a focus on climbing.
Here is realclimates page on glaciers melting.

realcimate's glacial melt page

External Links

Summitpost user saintgrizzly recently added a great section to his Glacier National Park page on the shrinking glaciers within the national park. His article includes an excellent link to a "Before and Now" photography collection by the USGS.

Earth Institute at Columbia University

National Academy of Science

NAS 1979 Charney Report

Draft American Meteorological Society Statement on Climate Change

Statement from American Geophysical Union

4th IPCC report: Summary for Policy Makers

WWF Report on Himalayan Glaciers

World View of Global Warming Glaciers Page

Christian Science Monitor on Receeding Glaciers in the Himalayas, January 2007

MIT Professor of Clinmatology, Carl Wunsch on the Channel 4 travesty "Swindled"

Interview with MIT Climatology Professor Kerry Emanuele on Climate Change and Hurricane Intensity

Please send a message to me if you know of other links that might be important to include in this page. Thanks!


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Nanuls - Jan 21, 2008 7:45 am - Voted 10/10

Careful now... might be accused of being members of some sort of clandestine global cult with this one ;)


jrbouldin - Aug 21, 2008 11:31 pm - Voted 10/10


Thanks for at least getting something started guys.


CliffJ - Dec 10, 2021 8:33 pm - Voted 8/10

Wedgemont Glacier retreat


CliffJ - Dec 10, 2021 8:48 pm - Voted 8/10

Other disappearing glaciers

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