Climate Change

 

 

 


Publication

High mountain glaciers and climate change: Challenges to human livelihoods and adaptationHigh mountain glaciers and climate change: Challenges to human livelihoods and adaptation

Climate change is causing signifcant mass loss of glaciers in high mountains worldwide. Although glacier systems show a great amount of inherent complexity and variation, there are clear overall trends indicating global glacier recession, which is likely to accelerate in coming decades. Large gaps remain in our understanding and ability to model accurately the key processes and cause-effect relationships driving glacier response to climate change. In addition, a lot of data on glacier mass changes are not available to the public due to national interests concerning water supply.

Published in: 2010

download High mountain glaciers and climate change: Challenges to human livelihoods and adaptation Download publication (English version)