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Riled Up is a journal of science, the environment, exploration, new technology, and related commentary.  Contributors include scientists, explorers, engineers, and others who provide perspectives and context not typically offered in general news circulation.  For interested readers, additional resources are included.

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Looking To The Mountains

Looking To The Mountains

 Gangotri Glacier weaves 25 kilometers originating on the Chaukhamb massif. (credit: Jake Norton)

This Journal has connections with professional photographer and video producers from around the world. Master mountaineer and photographer, Jake Norton, of Mountain World Productions in Colorado reflected on mountains and their critical importance for Earth Day. Norton was designated a 'mountain ambassador' by the United Nations so he brings critical  knowledge to their current environmental situations.

Mountains are often referred to as the Earth's "water towers" since what happens to their ice caps, glaciers, and rivers descending from the high peaks affects billions of people worldwide. From California's Sierra Nevada to the Himalayas in Asia, waters draining from these majestic landscapes, sustains entire economies and ecosystems. Climate change is now having profound impacts on mountain systems so they deserve more dedicated observation, respect, and protection.

You can read Norton's full Earth Day commentary here: Look to the Mountains


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