Friday, November 20, 2009

Glaciers on the top of the world - hopes melting away

From the inbox:

A bit about the project:
“On Thinner Ice”: A new photography project provides undeniable proof of melting glaciers on the roof of the world.

Global warming is melting 18,000 Himalayan glaciers, the largest concentration of glaciers outside the polar ice sheets. If the present rate of melting continues, many of these glaciers will be gone by the middle of this century, disrupting the perennial water supply to hundreds of millions of people. Explore this growing collection of glacier images from the “roof of the world”, made possible by mountaineer and filmmaker David Breashears, Founder and Project Leader of Glacier Research Imaging Project (GRIP).