Glaciologist Gwenn Flowers tows equipment over Yukon's Kaskawulsh glacier to check its depth.© Susan Ormiston/CBC
Glaciologist Gwenn Flowers tows tools over Yukon’s Kaskawulsh glacier to verify its depth.
Gwenn Flowers, a glaciologist, trudges backwards and forwards throughout an unlimited glacier in southwest Yukon, pulling a radar gadget mounted on skis behind her.

“We as Canadians are stewards of a few third of the world’s mountain glaciers and ice caps, so that is our accountability,” Flowers says.


The dramatic adjustments to the glaciers in the Yukon are an early warning of what…

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