The Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska is one of several glaciers that are actively retreating as a result of climate change. While this has been occurring for centuries, the changes are most prominent over the last several years as you can see in this time-lapse video collected by the Extreme Ice Survey team:
While glaciers do move, retreat and shrink on their own…this is not that. Something this huge, changing this fast is one of the clearest signs of climate change that one can find. Sadly, despite the amazing evidence collected by James Balog and his team, climate change is still apparently up for debate.
Even more concerning, this is far from the biggest change we’ve seen and the massive Ilulissat Glacier in Greenland has the current record for the biggest calving- a concerning title at best.