"As Alaska Glaciers Melt, It’s Land That’s Rising"

"JUNEAU, Alaska -- Global warming conjures images of rising seas that threaten coastal areas. But in Juneau, as almost nowhere else in the world, climate change is having the opposite effect: As the glaciers here melt, the land is rising, causing the sea to retreat.

Morgan DeBoer, a property owner, opened a nine-hole golf course at the mouth of Glacier Bay in 1998, on land that was underwater when his family first settled here 50 years ago."

Cornelia Dean reports for the New York Times May 17, 2009.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009