himalayan glaciers

The Melting of Mount Everest

A spectacular and frightening graphic from Christina Larson over at James Fallows’ Atlantic blog: Larson posts a photograph that allows you to compare a picture of Mount Everest from 1921 with one from today.  Don’t look if you don’t want to see something sad; as Larson notes, the glacier atop Everest has lost 320 vertical …


The Best Defense….

Ann cautions about downplaying the findings that the IPCC report erred in predicting the melting of Himalayan glaciers by 2035, and in the resistance of researchers to respond to FOIA requests from a climate skeptic site. She’s right.  We shouldn’t downplay the reports: instead, we should ridicule them.  So the glaciers won’t actually melt by …


Bad Few Months for Climate Science

The bad news for efforts to persuade the public and policy makers that climate change is happening and is human-caused continues.  Since the revelation that hackers were circulating emails from climate scientists from the University of East Anglia, two new developments promise to stoke skepticism about climate science and scientists even further.  The first is …