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Striking. Glaciers, we knew you not well enough.
 
There's nothing quite like historical photos of glaciers to show what a dynamic planet we live on. Alaska's Muir Glacier, like many Alaskan glaciers, has retreated and thinned dramatically since the 19th century.

This particular pair of images shows the glacier's continued retreat and thinning in the second half of the 20th century. From 1941 to 2004, the front of the glacier moved back about seven miles while its thickness decreased by more than 2,625 feet, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

While historical photos like these show change over many decades, satellites are giving us a better understanding of how Earth's ice cover has changed in the more recent past. The satellite era, beginning in the 1970s, has given us a picture of accelerating ice changes in places like Alaska, Greenland and Antarctica, where the loss of land-based ice is contributing to global sea level rise.

Forty-six gigatons -- 46 billion pounds -- of ice from Alaskan glaciers was lost on average each year from 2003 to 2010. That's according to data from NASA's GRACE satellite, as analyzed by a team of scientists from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Their paper on global ice changes, as measured by GRACE, was published in Nature in February 2012.

For more on that study, visit: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2012-036

For more historical images of glaciers, visit http://nsidc.org/data/glacier_photo/ or http://climate.nasa.gov/interactives/global_ice_viewer

Photo credits: Photographed by William O. Field on Aug. 13, 1941 (left) and by Bruce F. Molnia on Aug. 31, 2004 (right). From the Glacier Photograph Collection. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology.
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I've noticed that the dearth of social media venues has resulted in my regularly posting to none of them. Posting to Facebook feels like giving my personal information to a Madoff-class "Nigerian princess" scam, Diaspora is an empty cavern, G+ only has high profile public bloggers and posts about social media failings (to which I now contribute), and tumblr and twitter, while trustworthy venues, are geared towards public facing content and aren't intimate. Oh, right. and LJ became a zombie owned by the Russian government or something. ;)

Does FB still reign supreme for most of you to post regularly to? 
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My experience with g+ photo auto-upload is that it uploads almost all of your photos almost all of the time! Photos I thought were on g+ so I deleted were not. Those photos were important.
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Yeah I've had something like this with picasa. :/
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Little known fact: Before becoming a plumber Mario unsuccessfully made a bid in the fast-paced world of pizzerias.
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This is too cool not to share. This applescript will import a multipage PDF to an Adobe Illustrator file with one artboard per page. Beautiful! http://rwillustrator.blogspot.com/2011/03/convert-pdf-pages-to-illustrator.html
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