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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Receding Glaciers of the Greater Himalaya

[I was going to post this yesterday, but Brad's post disappeared while I was doing this, so I decided to wait. It's back now. I should have also noted that Brad's post has excerpts from David Leonhardt's Overcome by Heat and Inertia discussing the options and prospects for climate change legislation.]

Brad DeLong shows changes in the Qori Kalis Glacier, Quelccaya Ice Cap, Peru between 1978 and 2002. Here's another example:

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Kyetrak Glacier in Tibet in 1921 and 2009

Here are two more:

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West Rongbuk Glacier, Northern Slope of Mt. Everest, in 1921 and 2008

East

East Rongbuk Glacier, Northern Slope of Mt. Everest, in 1921 and 2008

And for even more, see the interactive, comparative photography, and video links here.

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