Annie Smith Peck, born in 1850, was a mountaineer, an educator, and a suffragist, who broke many glass ceilings during her lifetime, including becoming the first woman to conquer Mt. Huascarán. In her latest biography, “A Woman’s Place Is at the Top,” author Hannah Kimberley explores the life of Annie Smith Peck and her efforts to overcome the barriers of gender inequality.
An upcoming exhibition at the Rowan University Art Gallery in Glassboro, New Jersey, will feature large-scale paintings and photographs that offer a striking look into the contrasting world of beauty and despair. Artist Diane Burko will have her work on display until April 21, 2018.
Craig M. Lee is a renowned researcher in the field of ice patch archaeology. Learn more about his recent work and video on the Greater Yellowstone region.
In a phone interview earlier this week with GlacierHub, Saul Lliuya, a mountain guide and farmer from Huaraz in the mountains of northwestern Peru, explains how he is preparing for the next step in his legal battle with multinational German energy corporation RWE.
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.
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.
Mike Kaplan, a researcher from the Earth Observatory of Lamont Doherty at Columbia University, has studied glacial history for 16 years between Puerto Varas and Antarctica. He recently traveled to Chile on a Fulbright scholarship in 2017 to plan content related to climate change, ecosystem ecology, geosystems, and conservation at the University of Magallanes. The […]
In September, a new report titled “Well Under 2 Degrees Celsius” was produced by the Committee to Prevent Extreme Climate Change, a global think-tank group made up of scientists, policy makers and military experts.
A recent paper in the Journal of Latin American Geography, “The Patagonian Imaginary: Natural Resources and Global Capitalism at the Far End of the World,” analyzes the construction of southern Andean Patagonia as an “ecoregion,” a label that has come to dominate the representation of the glaciated territory of Chile and Argentina. Through this representation, resource […]
M Jackson has recently completed her Ph.D. at the department of geography at the University of Oregon, based on her research on cultural perceptions of glacier retreat in Iceland. She has held U.S. Fulbright Scholarships in Iceland and Turkey, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zambia. Her book While Glaciers Slept draws together family narratives of […]
GlacierHub has featured the striking paintings and photographs of Diane Burko on several occasions (see here, here, here and here). A retrospective, Glacial Shifts, Changing Perspectives: Bearing Witness to Climate Change, presents her recent and current work. It is now on display at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where it will run through September 30, […]