The Silent Disappearance of Glaciers by University of Art and Design Linz

Melting glaciers make the impacts of global climate change visible. Because ice masses respond very slowly, the melting isn't directly linked to current climate conditions but is a result of emissions from past decades. Consequently, smaller glaciers, like those in the Eastern Alps, will simply vanish.

The visualization shows the past, current, and future state of glacier melting. Starting from 1995, the year of the first United Nations climate conference, to 2050, the year set by the UN to achieve net-zero emissions and limit global temperature rise to 1.5 °C.