Glaciers

  • WorldWhich cities will be washed away first after the glaciers melt

    Which cities will be washed away first after the glaciers melt?

    (ORDO NEWS) — Climate scientists are sounding the alarm: the amount of sea ice in Antarctica has reached an all-time low, and the situation is taking an extreme turn. Ice melt is a process that takes decades, and scientists have long warned of the dangers of sea level rise. National Geographic magazine imagined what the Earth will look like when all the ice on the planet melts. North America The…

  • WorldIf the climate warms by 1 8 degrees or more the melting of glaciers will accelerate 30 times

    If the climate warms by 1.8 degrees or more, the melting of glaciers will accelerate 30 times

    (ORDO NEWS) — An international team of climatologists has concluded that the rate of glacier melt and global sea level rise will accelerate sharply after climate warming of 1.8 degrees Celsius or more as a result of the fact that the melting of the ice masses of Greenland and West Antarctica will become virtually irreversible. “If humanity fails to keep warming at around 1.8 degrees Celsius, then the ice massifs…

  • WorldScientists have named the countries that can be flooded by melting glaciers

    Scientists have named the countries that can be flooded by melting glaciers

    (ORDO NEWS) — A new study on melting glaciers showed disappointing results. By 2100, more than 200 thousand glaciers will melt, which will lead to the flooding of 4 countries. Millions of people will be at risk. Glaciers form icy rivers that take millions of years to form. They consist of highly compressed snow and sometimes form huge ice sheets and go into the sea. Scientists from the University of…

  • News HeadlinesTwo thirds of the worlds mountain glaciers could be gone by 2100

    Two-thirds of the world’s mountain glaciers could be gone by 2100

    (ORDO NEWS) — Glaciers across the planet are shrinking faster than expected, according to a new study by an international team of scientists. By the end of the century, two-thirds of the glaciers could disappear if current trends in climate change continue. Today, the world is on track for a temperature increase of 2.7 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial times. After studying 215,000 terrestrial glaciers (not counting Greenland and Antarctica,…

  • News HeadlinesHundreds of thousands of tons of bacteria have already entered the environment from melting glaciers

    Hundreds of thousands of tons of bacteria have already entered the environment from melting glaciers

    (ORDO NEWS) — Scientists believe that awakened microorganisms can both enrich ecosystems and turn out to be dangerous pathogens. Hundreds of thousands of tons of bacteria are released when glaciers melt. This conclusion was made by the researchers of the scientific project “Disappearing Glaciers”. The scientists collected surface meltwater from eight glaciers in Europe and North America, as well as two sites on the Greenland ice cap. They found tens…

  • News HeadlinesPeople drowned microphones in water to record glaciers for two years But why 1

    People drowned microphones in water to record glaciers for two years. But why?

    (ORDO NEWS) — Several scientists, along with an Irish artist, went on an expedition to the glaciers of Greenland to record their special sounds. But what do they want to make from the received material and why is it needed at all? Irish artist Siobhan McDonald has embarked on an expedition to the shores of Greenland with an international team of scientists. Their goal is to record and preserve the…

  • News HeadlinesStudy next pandemic could be caused by melting glaciers

    Study : next pandemic could be caused by melting glaciers

    (ORDO NEWS) — The next pandemic may not be caused by bats or birds, but by substances in melting ice, according to new data. Genetic analysis of the soil and lacustrine sediments of Lake Khazen, the largest freshwater lake in the Arctic highlands, suggests that the risk of virus spread may be higher near melting glaciers. The findings show that as global temperatures rise due to climate change, it becomes…

  • News HeadlinesGlaciers moved across the surface of ancient Mars albeit slowly

    Glaciers moved across the surface of ancient Mars, albeit slowly

    (ORDO NEWS) — The weight and slow movement of glaciers have left characteristic valleys and fjords on the surface of the Earth. Since there are no similar landscapes on Mars, the researchers believed that the ancient ice masses of the Red Planet were firmly frozen to the surface. The new study suggests they weren’t standing still, but were simply moving very slowly. Movement is part of the life of a…

  • News HeadlinesDisappearing glaciers in Switzerland threaten Europes water supply

    Disappearing glaciers in Switzerland threaten Europe’s water supply

    (ORDO NEWS) — Switzerland’s glaciers have lost more than half their volume in less than a century, and this year’s long hot summer has accelerated the melting process, a new study has found. Glaciers support ski resorts and attract climbers and hikers in the summer, but they are also important to Europe‘s water supply. Now the inhabitants of the Alps are worried about their future. In Switzerland, at 3,000 meters…

  • ScienceSwiss Alps have lost more than half of their glaciers

    Swiss Alps have lost more than half of their glaciers

    (ORDO NEWS) — Historical photographs helped to reconstruct the state of the Alpine glaciers in the first half of the 20th century. It turned out that by the beginning of the 2020s they had decreased by almost two-thirds. The Earth‘s glaciers are rapidly melting, and this is confirmed by accurate measurements that have been carried out in recent decades. However, data on their state in the more distant past remain…

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  • ScienceGlaciers are disappearing all over the world 1

    Glaciers are disappearing all over the world

    (ORDO NEWS) — Huge pieces of ice scattered across the poles are one of the most important temperature regulators on the planet. Glaciers keep the surface from overheating and contain the oceans that could flood the land. Recently, the blocks have begun to actively melt, which directly affects the lives of people around the world. They face natural disasters, suffer from heat and are on the verge of death. Scientists…

  • News HeadlinesScientists fear unknown bacteria found by the hundreds in melting glaciers

    Scientists fear unknown bacteria found by the hundreds in melting glaciers

    (ORDO NEWS) — Chinese biologists are exploring the Tibetan ice sheet. In their opinion, unknown bacteria from melting glaciers can pose a danger to all mankind. Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have discovered about 1,000 species of bacteria in snow and ice samples collected from Tibet’s glaciers. In their paper, published in the journal Nature Biotechnology, the group describes their concerns about the spread of disease as glaciers…

  • News HeadlinesIn Norway comparing glaciers today and in photographs a hundred years ago 1

    In Norway, comparing glaciers today and in photographs a hundred years ago

    (ORDO NEWS) — A Norwegian photographer compared the state of the glacier thanks to photographs taken by researchers from the Norwegian Polar Institute in 1918. In an old photograph showing the wall of the mighty Blomstrand glacier in Svalbard, hiding mountains in a small boat, a Norwegian scientist admires the natural landscape. Photographer Neil Drake visited this place at the same time of the year to take absolutely identical photos,…

  • News HeadlinesCarbon dioxide glaciers move at the South Pole of Mars

    Carbon dioxide glaciers move at the South Pole of Mars

    (ORDO NEWS) — Carbon dioxide glaciers are moving today, creating kilometers-thick deposits in the south polar region of Mars that could last for more than 600,000 years, Isaac Smith, a research fellow at the Planetary Science Institute, said in a paper. “It turns out that CO2 deposits that were first discovered in 2011 are flowing today, as are glaciers on Earth,” said Smith, lead author of “Carbon Dioxide Glaciers at…

  • News Headlines18000 years ago the Zeeland Switch destroyed the Earths glaciers 1

    18,000 years ago, the Zeeland Switch destroyed the Earth’s glaciers

    (ORDO NEWS) — Earlier this month, we completed our last annual snowline survey over New Zealand’s South Island (Te Waipunamu), providing a bird’s eye view of how the glaciers behaved last year. This collection of aerial photographs adds to nearly half a century of perspective on the undeniable and dramatic impact of climate change on New Zealand’s frozen landscapes. To put it bluntly, New Zealand’s glaciers look depleted. Another offshore…

  • News HeadlinesScientists have figured out why Patagonia is rising as the glaciers melt

    Scientists have figured out why Patagonia is rising as the glaciers melt

    (ORDO NEWS) — American scientists conducted a detailed seismic study of the bowels of the Earth under Patagonia. They came to the conclusion that the rapid melting of glaciers in this region led to increased tectonic activity under the continent, which caused the earth’s surface to rise. Hundreds of kilometers of glaciers covering the Andean peaks in Chile and Argentina are now melting at one of the fastest rates on…

  • News HeadlinesIt turned out that the glaciers of Greenland are melting from the bottom up

    It turned out that the glaciers of Greenland are melting from the bottom up

    (ORDO NEWS) — For the past seven years, a team from the University of Cambridge has been studying meltwater lakes at the top of the Greenland ice sheet. Recent results show that water is penetrating inside the ice through cracks, causing melting from the bottom up. Looks like nature has gone mad! How can ice melt from the bottom up? As part of the work, the scientists tried to learn…

  • News HeadlinesRecorded unprecedented melting of glaciers in Antarctica

    Recorded unprecedented melting of glaciers in Antarctica

    (ORDO NEWS) — In West Antarctica, a high rate of glacier retreat due to melting was recorded. Scientists at the University of Houston, together with colleagues from Germany, France and Italy, have recorded an unprecedented rate of glacier retreat in the Amundsen Sea in West Antarctica. The floating part of these glaciers holds back the mass of ice that is on the coast, and its sliding can lead to a…

  • News HeadlinesRobotic sub will explore underside of Greenlands glaciers in a first 1

    Robotic sub will explore underside of Greenland’s glaciers in a first

    (ORDO NEWS) — An upcoming robotic dive to the underside of Greenland’s glaciers may reveal how much these rivers of ice will contribute to sea-level rise. The mission, scheduled for midsummer 2023, will send a robotic submersible to the bottom of the outlets of three glaciers: Kangilliup Sermia, Umiammakku Sermiat and Kangerlussuup Sermia. All three are on Greenland’s west coast. And just like all glaciers, these swaths of ice flow;…

  • News HeadlinesGlaciers and Earths Great Disparity explored in new study

    Glaciers and Earth’s ‘Great Disparity’ explored in new study

    (ORDO NEWS) — A new study provides additional evidence that rocks representing a billion years of geologic time were carved by ancient glaciers during the Snow Earth period, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study represents the latest in a debate over the causes of Earth’s “Great Discontinuity” – a time gap in the geological record associated with the erosion of…

  • News HeadlinesStudy Links Glaciers To Earths ‘Great Unconformity 1

    Study Links Glaciers To Earth’s ‘Great Unconformity’

    (ORDO NEWS) — New research provides further evidence that rocks representing up to a billion years of geological time were carved away by ancient glaciers during the planet’s “Snowball Earth” period. The research presents the latest findings in a debate over what caused the Earth’s “Great Unconformity”—a time gap in the geological record associated with the erosion of rock up to 3 miles thick in areas across the globe. “The…