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Melting Mountain Glaciers: Changing Planet Video

A short video clip explains in stunning clarity how mountain glaciers change. The example is Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. The video is produced professionally by NBC and NSF and contains actor Gregory Peck, writer Ernest Hemingway, as well glaciologists Lonnie Thompson and Douglas Hardy.

Lonnie Thompson has perhaps traveled the world for ice cores and published its science implications more extensively than anyone else. At a recent meeting in San Francisco I heart him deliver an engaging and fun presentation. His writing is most accessible in terms of clarity and context.

Thompson, L. (2002). Kilimanjaro Ice Core Records: Evidence of Holocene Climate Change in Tropical Africa Science, 298 (5593), 589-593 DOI: 10.1126/science.1073198