The World’s Vanishing Glaciers – Photos By James Balog

Birthday Canyon, Greenland Ice Sheet, Greenland, June 2009. Courtesy of James Balog
Birthday Canyon, Greenland Ice Sheet, Greenland, June 2009. Courtesy of James Balog

It is very sad to see what is happening to our planet Earth.

The glacial ice is melting in the Alps, Greenland, the Himalayas and in other parts of the world.

James Balog, an environmental photographer spent more than six years taking photographs to document the vanishing glaciers.

But do we care?

We have to do our part to take good care of our planet because it is our responsibilities to do so.

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1 Dead In Glacier Express Accident

Glacier Express derailed in the Swiss Alps on Friday, July 23, 2010.

It happened near the town of Fiesch and the mouth of the Aletsch glacier.

The Aletsch glacier is Europe’s largest icemass.

The train was on a journey between Zermatt and St. Moritz.

1 person was killed and 42 people were injured.

Train accident is very rare in Switzerland.

Glacier Express is a very popular tourist train in Switzerland.

It has very big windows so that the passengers can see the beautiful Alps mountains, glaciers, streams and other wonderful things around.

The Glacier Express is known for its majestic mountain climbs.

It is called the “slowest express train in the world”.

It travels at an average speed of 18 mph (30 kph).

This is another disaster.

On Monday a speeding express train collided in India.

Glacier Express derailed in Fiesch, Switzerland, Friday 23, July 2010. (REUTERS/Police Valais/Handout0)
Glacier Express train accident in Fiesch, Switzerland. Friday July 23, 2010. (REUTERS/Police Valais/Handout)
A senior fire fighter looking at a damaged carriage of a Glacier Express passenger train at the accident site, Friday July 23,2010. (AP Photo/Keystone/Jean-Christophe Bott)
Rescue workers and paramedics load an injured person on board of a rescue helicopter after a train accident in Fiesch, Switzerland, Friday, July 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Keystone/Jean-Christophe Bott)
Rescuers give an interview in front of damaged carriages of a Glacier Express passenger train at the accident site in Fiesch, Switzerland, Friday, July 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Keystone/Jean-Christophe Bott)
A fire fighter is looking at a damaged carriage of a Glacier Express passenger train at the accident site in Fiesch, Switzerland, Friday, July 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Keystone/Jean-Christophe Bott)