In 2011, archaeologists came across a crumpled piece of cloth in the ice of Lendbreen Glacier. When examined, it turned out to be an incredibly well-preserved 1,700-year-old tunic that became the oldest piece of clothing found in Norway. Now it has been reconstructed.
Michael Kienitz, a photojournalist based in Madison, WI, has been collecting images of the vanishing glaciers in South East Iceland for the last five years. In this time, he has witnessed dramatic changes in the shape and size of the Icelandic glaciers. He describes his experience of documenting such changes in Iceland in this interview with GlacierHub.
In the mountainous region of Norway, glacier archaeologists have recently discovered over 2,000 artifacts. Through radiocarbon dating, they have reconstructed trends in intensity of reindeer hunting and civilization from 4000 CE.
This Photo Friday, view Zaria Forman’s painstakingly drawn, detailed pastel drawings that transport viewers to remote areas and showcase landscapes in flux.
Aslak Grinsted, a Danish geoscientist, has created a daily twitter feed, called Daily Glacier Bot, which features before and after images of individual glaciers. GlacierHub interviewed him on the techniques behind the bot, and on his reasons for developing it. He is seeking to promote understanding of climate change around the world.
In this week’s roundup, we explore protests defending glaciers in Kyrgyzstan, a study about glacial runoff in Alaska, and rap artist Gucci Mane’s latest album called El Gato the Human Glacier.
Repeat photography, a method that compares historical and recent photographs to find changes within a landscape, fails to provide a complete perspective of glacier retreat as it doesn’t capture the societal context, culture, and stories of the local people.
The impacts of climate change on glaciers and other landscapes are often hard to conceptualize, making it difficult for scientists to convey the urgency of these changes to the general public. This difficulty is being addressed by photographers like Danish artist Carston Egevang and American Diane Tuft, who are taking action through visual image to […]
Dust Distribution in East Asia From Journal of Meteorological Research: “East Asian dust (EAD) exerts considerable impacts on the energy balance and climate/climate change of the earth system through its influence on solar and terrestrial radiation, cloud properties, and precipitation efficiency. Providing an accurate description of the life cycle and climate effects of EAD is […]
The residents of four Quechua villages in the Chicón valley in highland Peru performed a complex ritual on August 6 this year, as they have done for years, as a means of making offerings to Pachamama, the earth mother, understood as the source of vitality for humans and other beings. Such offerings, made at this […]