Rising concentrations of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are reshaping the world from the top down, according to a special report on the world’s oceans and frozen regions from the United Nations climate panel.
“For glaciers, the climate signal is so, so clear,” Aditi Mukherji of the International Water Management Institute, told Circle of Blue. Mukherji was a review editor for the report, which looked at observed changes, future projections, and actions for mitigation and adaptation. “Mountains regulate the climate,” she added. “And they provide water, food, and energy. The report is very timely.”