UMaine climate change research reaches new heights



Mariusz Potocki and Sherpa team drilling the highest ice core ever recovered

World’s tallest glaciers are disappearing

The effects of climate change have reached the top of the world: Mount Everest. A University of Maine-led research team discovered that the highest glacier on the mountain — the South Col Glacier — and others are rapidly disappearing, losing several decades of ice and snow accumulation annually due to human-induced climate change. These findings are the latest from the 2019 National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition, led by UMaine Climate Change Institute director Paul Mayewski.

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