/ Vanishing himalayan glaciers: RGS Exhibition

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TonyM - on 11 Oct 2011
No surprises that glaciers are receding fast. This shows it with beautiful images:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-15216875
In reply to TonyM:

Incredible. Shocking stuff. Some really stunning imagery.
Clint86 - on 11 Oct 2011
In reply to TonyM: Yes, well presented.
tony on 11 Oct 2011
In reply to TonyM:

On a related note, there's a piece in the Guardian about the growing problems of glacier lakes in the Himalaya:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/oct/10/glacier-lakes-melt-himalayas?intcmp=122

And there's an article by David Breashears about the project here:
http://e360.yale.edu/content/feature.msp?id=2295
gneiss - on 11 Oct 2011
In reply to TonyM:

Here's some neat comparative photography:

http://sites.asiasociety.org/riversofice/comparative-photography
Chris Ellyatt - on 11 Oct 2011
In reply to TonyM:

Great imagery, but depressing!

Chris
JonJavlin - on 11 Oct 2011
In reply to TonyM: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/8284223/Some-Himalayan-glaciers-are-advan...

an opposing view.

CAUSED by climate change; is that the same as manmade global warming nowadays?
gneiss - on 12 Oct 2011
gneiss - on 16 Oct 2011
In reply to TonyM:

Check out these outstanding sites:

http://www.glacierworks.org/

Incredible gigapixel photos:

http://www.xrez.com/
zakmacro - on 16 Oct 2011
In reply to TonyM:

I went trecking in Nepals Langtang national park and my guid was showing me places where 30 years ago he lernt to cross glaciers that were now just big soggy trenches
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Annoying Twit - on 17 Oct 2011
In reply to JonJavlin:
> (In reply to TonyM) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/8284223/Some-Himalayan-glaciers-are-advan...
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> an opposing view.
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> CAUSED by climate change; is that the same as manmade global warming nowadays?

I don't think this is "an opposing view". It just states that glaciers which are covered by material are insulated from climate change.

"Glaciers surrounded by high mountains and covered with more than two centimetres of debris are protected from melting."

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