By Mathias Eichler
Winter, trails, darkness, and all the weather.
One last hurrah before the end of the year. Runners, get ready for a fun and festive holiday treat along the trails of Squaxin Park.
The UNESCO just published a report stating the obvious. All of the glaciers in most of the World Heritage sites will disappear. That includes the remaining glaciers in Yosemite National Park, Italy’s Dolomite mountains, the continent of Africa, and thousands of other individual ice giants are set to disappear over the next 30 years. This doesn’t just result in the loss of pretty year round white mountains.
Climate change will inevitably cause glaciers in World Heritage sites to keep retreating, and many will even disappear.
The most important protective measure to counteract substantial glacier retreat worldwide is to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The impacts of climate change on glaciers in World Heritage sites show the urgent action that is required to protect the outstanding universal value of glaciers and ensure the benefits they provide to humanity.
While we sit around watching Twitter burn itself into the ground… might I suggest focusing on something that actually matters?