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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Rolling Blue Waves Hit The Antarctic Coastline

The giant waves covered in a brilliant blue sheen are actually giant icicles, according to rumor-busting website Snopes.com. “The beautiful smoothly polished surfaces are again the result of melting,” it notes. “The transparent ice … has been created in a glacier or ice cap by the slow annealing of ice as it is buried under each year’s successive accumulation of snow.” Now Travouillen works on the Thirty Meter Telescope project in Hawaii, a giant telescope planned to open in 2021. (Photo by Tony Travouillon)

These brilliant blue ice look like frozen huge waves.

They were captured by French astrophysicist (and part-time photographer) Tony Travouillon as he travelled across Antarctica.

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Argentinian Ice Wall Collapses – REUTERS Photos

Tourists look at the Perito Moreno glacier after the rupture of a massive ice wall near the city of El Calafate in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, southern Argentina, March 4, 2012. The glacier, a massive tongue of ice in the Santa Cruz province that covers 250 square kilometres (97 square miles), advances yearly into a lake, known as Lago Argentino. As Perito Moreno moves forward, it cuts off a river feeding the lake. Water builds up pressure and slowly undermines the ice, forming a tunnel until ice comes tumbling down. The phenomenon repeats itself at irregular intervals, with the last major ice falls occurring in 2008. REUTERS/Andres Arce

How I wish I can be there 🙂

Tourists wait to see the rupture of the leading edge of the Perito Moreno glacier near the city of El Calafate in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, southern Argentina, March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Andres Arce
The Perito Moreno glacier is seen after the rupture of a massive ice wall near the city of El Calafate in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, southern Argentina, March 4, 2012. REUTERS/Andres Arce
The Perito Moreno glacier is seen after the rupture of a massive ice wall near the city of El Calafate in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, southern Argentina, March 4, 2012. REUTERS/Andres Arce

New Zealand Earthquake Killed 75-Pictures

A man looks for any victims amongst rubble in central Christchurch February 22, 2011. REUTERS/Simon Baker (NEW ZEALAND

Yesterday a 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand.

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch in September 2010.

So far, 75 people were killed and 300 are still missing.

Lots of people are still trapped inside the damaged buildings.

Some areas are unsafe because there are lots of unstable buildings.

Police warned that the 26-story Hotel Grand Chancellor may collapse.

If that happens, it may cause disaster to the unstable buildings around it.

On Thursday, more foreign rescuers will be helping to dig out the trapped victims.

I am very sad and sorry for the earthquake victims and their families.

I hope that there will be better news tomorrow.

The quake caused ice to break from New Zealand’s biggest glacier and formed huge icebergs in the Tasman Lake.

Fallen debris lies on mangled cars in a street in Christchurch. (AFP/Logan Mcmillan)
Smoke rises from the collapsed CTV building, that housed a TV broadcaster and an English language school, following Tuesday's earthquake in Christchurch February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne
An area is cordoned off after the front wall of a row of shops is destroyed following Tuesday's earthquake in the southern New Zealand city of Christchurch February 23, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

Search crew members look through the rubble of the CTV building which was devastated by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in central Christchurch February 23, 2011. New Zealand declared a national state of emergency to cope with the effects of the devastating earthquake.REUTERS/Simon Baker

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)