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Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer, who directed a documentary called "Not Ok" about the Okjökull glacier, stand with a plaque eulogizing the glacier, August 18, 2019.

People in Iceland held a funeral and erected a plaque for a glacier lost to climate change

Okjökull lost its status as a glacier in 2014 due to ice melt caused by climate change. The plaque eulogizing it carries a message for the future.
A rift created when an iceberg broke off from Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier.

Antarctica is melting so fast that scientists are proposing shooting artificial snow out of cannons to slow it down

Two glaciers in Western Antarctica are on the verge of collapse. Scientists say dumping trillions of tons of artificial snow could stop the melt.
If the entire Thwaites Glacier were to collapse, it would raise global sea-levels by 2 feet.

One of Antarctica’s biggest glaciers will soon reach a point of irreversible melting. That would cause sea levels to rise at least 1.6 feet.

Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier could pass a tipping point that causes it to lose all of its ice in 150 years. Sea levels would rise by 1.6 feet.
An active logging site near Groveland, California.

23 images that show how much we’ve reshaped planet Earth over the last century

Humans have had an unmistakable impact on Earth — one that pops out in sharp relief in this collection of before-and-after images.
A gigantic cavity nearly 1,000 feet tall is growing at the bottom of Thwaites Glacier in west Antarctica.

There’s a cavity underneath Antarctica that’s two thirds the size of Manhattan — a sign ice sheets are melting faster than we though...

Nearly 14 billion tons of ice have melted underneath Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier, leaving an almost Manhattan-sized cavity beneath the surface.
The team has been working at the BEAMISH camp in West Antarctica since November 2018.

Scientists just drilled the deepest hole ever in western Antarctica, going 2 kilometers down through the ice to study how it’s melting

Scientists drilled a 2-kilometer-deep hole in western Antarctica in hopes of understanding how the continent's ice is reacting to our warming planet.
A set of photos shows the difference between the ice on Switzerland's Rhone Glacier between September 2018 (top) and September 2009 (bottom).

People are using the viral ’10-year challenge’ as a stark warning about what’s happening to our planet

The "10-year challenge" that really matters: how melting glaciers, rising seas, and warmer oceans have already changed our planet in the past decade.
An illustration of asteroids careening toward northern Greenland.

A 5-billion-ton iron meteorite once slammed into Greenland — and scientists found its Paris-size crater under the ice

When a team of scientists studied a new map of Greenland's bedrock, they found a 16-mile-wide depression that looked like a gigantic blast crater.
Vast glaciers in West Antarctica seem to be locked in an irreversible thaw linked to global warming that may push up sea levels for centuries.

Scientists think a giant artificial wall propped up under Antarctica’s ice sheets could stop catastrophic sea-level rise

If the sheets of ice sitting atop Antarctica and Greenland were to collapse, the rates of sea-level rise could skyrocket, destroying trillions of dollars' worth of property and infrastructure. To prevent or slow these floods from washing over cities, we may want to build huge walls under the sheets.

Before and after photos show how quickly ice is disappearing on Swiss glaciers

The Rhone Glacier in the Swiss Alps has been shrinking quickly over the last several years. To reduce the amount that disappears, nearby residents have been wrapping the glacier in blankets over the past eight summers. Take a look at how the amount of ice on the Rhone Glacier has changed since 2008.