High Mountain Glaciers and Climate Change: Challenges to Human Livelihoods and Adaptation

by Bjørn Petter Kaltenborn & others. UN Environment Programme. 2010. 52p. illus. maps. OCLC # 710153874. Free.



Glaciers worldwide have been melting rapidly since the mid-1980s. This book examines the impact of global warming on glaciers, snow, and ice and the effects of this environmental shift on the people who live downstream. The authors incorporate stunning photography, as well as color maps and charts, to convey the problem’s severity.




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