“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”
We now know how much ice Antarctica has lost in the last 25 years – three trillion tonnes
“What we can say is that it’s too warm for Antarctica today. It’s about half a degree Celsius warmer than the continent can withstand and it’s melting about five metres of ice from its base each year, and that’s what’s triggering the sea-level contribution that we’re seeing.” – Andrew Shepherd, Professor of Earth Observation and Director of the NERC Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling
The gift of willpower
By Nathan DeWall, Professor of Psychology and Director of Social Psychology Lab, University of Kentucky
“People with a lot of self-control have the motivation and ability to override their unwanted impulses and desires.”
“Once you build self-control through a chosen activity, you do a better job exerting self-control in other situations.” More…
Greenland’s melting glaciers may someday flood your city. More…
More facts, visit Greenland Ice Sheet Today by National Snow and Ice Data Center.
Venezuela is Losing its Last Glacier
Venezuela used to have five glaciers. Today, only one remains. The last glacier in Venezuela, the Humboldt glacier, is about to disappear. “Reduced to an area of ten football pitches, a tenth of its size 30 years ago, it will be gone within a decade or two,” reports The Economist. Once Venezuela loses the Humbolt, it will become the first country in modern history to have lost all of its glaciers. More…
Why what’s happening in Antarctica won’t stay in Antarctica
“The term “climate change” is a bit misleading, because what’s happening is about so much more than rising temperatures — it’s about how all the different parts of the Earth’s system are being affected by the climate.” More…
Now you see it – Now you don’t
Graphic: Dramatic glacier melt by NASA
There’s nothing quite like historical photos of glaciers to show what a dynamic planet we live on. Alaska’s Muir Glacier, like many Alaskan glaciers, has retreated and thinned dramatically since the 19th century. More…
Credit: NASA Climate 365 project – a collaboration of the NASA Earth Science News Team, NASA Goddard and Jet Propulsion Laboratory communications teams, and NASA websites Earth Observatory and Global Climate Change. Photo credits: Photographed by William O. Field on Aug. 13, 1941 (left) and by Bruce F. Molnia on Aug. 31, 2004 (right). From the Glacier Photograph Collection. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology.
Related NASA material
Video: Antarctic ice loss 2002-2016
The Big Thaw
By National Geographic
When I started to climb my dream was to see the glaciers of Kilimanjaro. Now almost seven years later my dream is to help make the results of global warming visible. I have seen the results of melting glaciers while climbing in several massives, it’s real, it’s here.
Last week I was in tourist center Chamonix, France to visit Mer de Glace – Ice levels during last decades were marked to the rock – it was sad to notice that in two years the glacier has vanished 20 meters. Between 1995 and 2015 glacier melted the same 20 meters.
Junko Tabei – First Woman to Summit Everest 1975
Shinya Tabei liked to tease his mother when she filled out forms. “Why housewife?” he asked. “For your profession, put mountaineer!” “But I am a housewife,” she insisted. “I just climb mountains because I love it.”. More…
The Iron Nun
She’s known as the “Iron Nun” and Sister Madonna Buder doesn’t give up easily. She’s been running IRONMAN triathlons for more than 30 years and says: “The only failure is not to try.”
Worth watching what she has to say – click here!
Prince Ea – EVERYBODY DIES, BUT NOT EVERYBODY LIVES
Oh, I love this video! The message is very strong – “People don’t choose dreams, dreams choose them”
Watch the video and get touched!
Nature is speaking – I am the mountain
Lee Pace is Mountain by Conservation International
“I am the mountain.
I am nature’s oldest temple.
My glaciers and streams provide the water you drink.
My forests, your wood, your clean air.
From up here I see how you’ve come to treat this world.
You used to recharge your body and soul in the calm of my forests.
You once climbed my peaks seeking enlightenment.
Now you take what you want and contemplate only your own gain.
Open your eyes while there’s still time.
Because there’s one more thing I see clearly.
The cliff you’re on and the rocks below.”
See also “Mother Nature”