Nice story here about the glacier monitors in Iceland. Often it’s a family business.
The Icelandic Families Tracking Climate Change With Measuring Tape, volunteers who have been monitoring glaciers for generations are firsthand witnesses to a warming Arctic landscape, by Gloria Dickie.
More Iceland photos here at EarthPhotos.com.
“The crisis of the Anthropocene is not a story about individual consumption choices, or one about technology per se. It is about a system that requires infinite accumulation in a finite world….”
From It’s Already Here, Left-wing climate realism and the Trump climate change memo by Ajay Singh Chaudhary at N + 1.
Noteable: looks like rainfall exceeded the yearly average in six hours yesterday:
“According to the Civil Aviation Authority, the suburb of Abu Hamor in the capital Doha, recorded 84mm of rain in less than 6 hours, making it the nation’s wettest October day on record.
The October average rainfall is just 1.1mm and the downpour easily exceeded Qatar’s average annual of 77mm.”
“Back in the early 1980s, the (Arctic) sea ice in September typically covered an area somewhat less than the size of the contiguous United States. Now it is much, much smaller – we have lost an area equivalent to all of the states east of the Mississippi, plus the Dakotas and Nebraska.”
– From an interview with Mark Serreze at FiveBookscom.
“Sweden’s highest peak, a glacier on the southern tip of the Kebnekaise mountain, is melting due to record hot Arctic temperatures and is no longer the nation’s tallest point, scientists said on Wednesday.
Sweden’s two highest points are a mountain with two peaks, one covered by a glacier, the other free of ice.
Last year, according to this story in English and this one in Swedish, the altitude difference between the two peaks was two meters.