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Thin Ice, Hot Water

“It’s a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.” –Franklin P. Jones. But it does, Mr. Jones, it does. The water is not only warming, but rising. Through language we impact … Continue reading

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Christchurch Quake Cracks Glacier

The New Zealand earthquake broke an iceberg the size of 20 football fields off the country’s longest glacier. A huge vertical slab calved off the front of the Tasman Glacier … into Tasman Lake after the 6.3-magnitude quake had hit … Continue reading

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The Ice Reveals Its Secrets

“When I found the pilot, he was still strapped into his seat, crunched over like he was sleeping, some black hair falling from his skull,” said Eulalio González, 49, the climber who carried Mr. Pabón’s mummified body down the mountain. … Continue reading

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Mitigate, Adjust, or Suffer

Andrew Revkin devotes his blog today, Dot Earth on The New York Times, to the stark warnings of the Iceman, Lonnie Thompson, who “appears to have spent more time on ice fields above 18,000 feet than any human being in history.” … Continue reading

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