An intense stormy morning in the Netherlands greeted Gary Braasch as he documented the Dutch drive to add renewable energy sources while they protect themselves from rising sea level and increasing floods from the Rhine River. These are some examples of climate change mitigation and adaptation -- and the power of our changing atmosphere -- documented in Gary's book Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World. Photos from this location and other travels of World View of Global Warming are going on exhibition at the Boston Museum of Science, opening on Summer Solstice 2013. More information soon on the "Climate Change In Our World" exhibit.
Photography is now available of climate and wildlife science from the North Slope of Alaska. Here, three black guillemot seabirds socialize during nesting season along the Arctic Ocean near Barrow, site of Dr. George Divoky's unique field research. His discoveries of the effect of loss of sea ice on an Arctic ecosystem is documented now in a photo-article on World View of Global Warming. Other new work from Alaska includes the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, climate science on the tundra, small native towns of Barrow and Kaktovik, Prudhoe Bay, the ill-fated Shell Oil drilling plan and glacier changes.
Rice is every where in rural Nepal in November as the paddy crop which ripened after the monsoon is cut in the fields, threshed by hand, and spread out on village squares, rooftops and any open space to dry in the autumn sun. Women winnow and sack the rice for sale or distribution to their families and villages. Another reminder that we reap what we sow and the chaff must be blown away from the valuable grain -- as we in the U.S. get on with the important issues facing us now that the President has been reelected. Gary Braasch has reports from his journeys in the Himalaya about climate, glaciers and now Bhutan, on World View of Global Warming.
For more time series visualizations of how climate change is altering the face of the earth right now, try the new App for the iPad and the iPhone -- Painting With Time: Climate Change. Created by Red Hill Studios and World View of Global Warming, and available now at your Apple App Store -- where it is "What's Hot" in the Weather section. With a sweep of your finger, see glaciers melt, sea ice disappear, coasts erode, reservoirs dry up, and world temperatures soar, along with information about the science of climate change from leading researchers. For more information, please see the App developer's facebook page.
Gary Braasch is a leading environmental photojournalist who creates remarkable images and reports about nature, environment, biodiversity and global warming around the world. More...