Potocki interviewed by IFLScience about Mount Everest base camp

Mariusz Potocki, research assistant at the University of Maine, was interviewed for IFLScience about the impacts of climate change on Mount Everest’s base camp. The article cited Potocki’s study that found that Everest’s highest glacier, the South Col Glacier, shed 2,000 years’ worth of ice in 30 years and has lost half its mass since the 1990s — and the worst could be yet to come. “Climate predictions for the Himalaya suggest continued warming and continued glacier mass loss, and even the top of … Everest is impacted by anthropogenic source warming,” Potocki said.