Simplified Coastal Glacier Simulation (IMAGE) University of Texas at Austin Caption Overlapping simulations of a glacier, one with climate change and the other without. Glaciers melt dramatically when they retreat past their stabilizing threshold, shown here as a peak in the bedrock. According to research from the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics and Georgia Tech, that becomes much likelier with climate change. Credit John Erich Christian/University of Texas Institute for Geophysics/Georgia Tech Usage Restrictions Please credit creator License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.