Glaciers: Slip Sliding Away

Glaciers cool the planet and provide freshwater from yearly snowpack for billions of people and ecosystems. But in the Himalayas and the Alps, ice loss is accelerating as glaciers shrink. Rapid melting has led to #avalanches and flash floods, which exacerbated the heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan in 2022. At the same time, both poles are losing ice mass at an unanticipated rate.

Professors Detlef Stammer, Director of the Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability at the University of Hamburg and Peter Wadhams, Emeritus Professor of Ocean Physics at Cambridge University share their findings about our disappearing glaciers, and some of the measures that are being taken to try to save them.

Hosted by Dale Walkonen
Edited by Mike Coe

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