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Are we prepared for impact of climate on mountain sourced water?

The world faces increased flooding, droughts and possible conflicts due to the effects of climate change on fresh water supplies drawn from mountains but is “woefully unprepared” to tackle these risks, experts said.

What is the cryosphere and why is it important?

There are places on Earth that are so cold that water is frozen solid. These areas of snow or ice, which are subject to temperatures below 32°F for at least part of the year, compose the cryosphere.

IPCC Special Report on climate approved after Saudi standoff

New York City - A major report detailing the dire impact of global warming on oceans and Earth's frozen zones was approved by the UN's 195-nation climate science body Tuesday after an all-night standoff with Saudi Arabia over wording.

NASA launching advanced laser to measure Earth's changing ice

Next month, NASA will launch into space the most advanced laser instrument of its kind, beginning a mission to measure – in unprecedented detail – changes in the heights of Earth's polar ice.

Exceptionally large amount of ice and snow in Northern Hemisphere

The new "Arctic Now" product shows with one picture the extent of snow and ice cover in the Northern Hemisphere. This kind of information, which shows the accurate state of the Arctic, becomes increasingly important due to climate change.

Over two-thirds of Mount Everest's glaciers could be gone by 2100

Kathmandu - If greenhouse-gas emissions continue to rise, glaciers in the Everest region of the Himalayas could experience dramatic changes in the decades to come.

NASA Takes Us on a Tour of the Cryosphere

In 2002 NASA led us on a tour of the Earth's frozen regions. Seven years later they've returned to show us the spectacular and rather shocking changes that have taken place in regards to our glaciers and our climate in general.

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