Glacier retreat in Andes last 30 yrs fastest since depth of Little Ice Age 300 yrs ago. ht @mongabay. Warming main driver. Good @WorldBank video report.

Glacier retreat in Andes last 30 yrs fastest since depth of Little Ice Age 300 yrs ago. ht @mongabayWarming main driver. Good @WorldBank video report.

Praying for Ice

In early 1800s Swiss farmers prayed for glaciers advancing toward their Alpine villages during the Little Ice Age to stop. They did around 1865. Now, the “believers” among authors of a climate report for Vatican are praying for progress on stopping warming and worldwide glacier retreats. New York Times (Greenwire) and ArsTechnica.

Rhone Glacier, then and now. (Dominic Guettner for The New York Times).