31 Mar '17, 3pm

Before and after photos show dramatic retreat of glaciers

Before and after photos show dramatic retreat of glaciers

Earth is losing ice. The instances of glacial retreat far exceed those of advance, note the authors of a report published by the Geological Society of America. Melting glaciers can be a pretty abstract thing. In fact, climate change in general can be a pretty abstract thing. As noted in Lloyd's post about Americans thinking that climate change is happening – just not to them : "Because climate change is a statistical phenomenon that cannot be experienced directly, it presents a unique challenge for the human brain." And thus a unique challenge as well for scientists who work to convey the urgency of the issues at hand; which is why a group of experts in the field have put together this report with before and after photographs showing the loss of ice across Earth's surface, an almost assured consequence of anthropogenic carbon emissions, they note. "One cannot dismiss it – ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/and-after-photos...

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