Getting closer to the terminus of the Rasmussen Glacier in East Greenland. The ice stands almost 200 feet above the surface of the water with many more hundreds of feet of ice hidden below the surface. It’s a dangerous thing getting too close to an actively calving glacier as it can break off on the underside and PPP up without warning. We tend to stay at least twice the distance of the height of the glacier away. So in this image we are still hundreds of feet away from the glacier. #eastgreenland #camilleseaman #ice #glacier #calving #climatechange #meltingaway #photography

@gideonmendel for @icphotog | My focus for this takeover today will be the floods at the start of 2014 that had a huge impact on England after the wettest winter ever recorded. These were relatively close to my home and through this period I made a number of trips to Somerset, getting to know some of the flood victims and developing a strong connection with the area around Burrowbridge where a number of villages and a vast area of farmland was inundated. This photograph was taken from the church tower in Muchelney, the village that was cut off in all directions by the floodwater for almost eight weeks. #flooding #floods #climatechangeisreal #climatechange #drowningworld #somerset #globalwarming #

Environmental chair throws snowball on Senate floor to rail against global warming

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) does not believe that humans contribute to global warming, and on Thursday he took to the Senate floor with some hard evidence in tow: a snowball. Then he threw it.

 In a speech criticizing  the “hysteria” around global warming, Inhofe – who  chairs the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works –  pointed to a particular snowstorm five years ago that set a new  record at the time, seemingly suggesting that heavy snowfall is  proof against climate change.

Seal, it’s what’s for dinner.

A young boy helps carry a recently shot seal back to camp on the sea ice outside of Kivalina, Alaska.

Subsistence hunting is as much about survival as it is preservation of culture. The ice camp is an annual tradition that happens when ice leads open and the whales begin migrating north. Extended families will set up canvas tents, the floors covered with blankets and animal skins, while nearer the ice’s edge hunters sit and watch the black water for a ripple and spout of a whale.

Climate change is causing the ice to form later and melt earlier, not only exposing the coastal village to devastating winter storms, but jeopardizing cultural traditions spanning generations.

Image made in 2008 on assignment for Der Spiegel.

#fromthearchives #1DMKII #inupiat #native #culture #kivalina #alaska #arctic #landscape #chukchi #sea #subsistence #hunting #tradition #climatechange #everydayclimatechange #journalism #photojournalism

Photographer: @BrianSkerry / © Brian Skerry

Location: #Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence #StLawrence.
Harp Seal Kiss - A harp seal mom sniffs her pup before feeding to make sure it is indeed her pup. A behavior known as the ‘Harp Seal Kiss’ photographed at sunset in Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence.
This species faces growing challenges with the loss of sea ice due to climate change. Photographed #onassignment for @natgeo.
@thephotosociety @natgeocreative #harpseals #seals #climatechange
____________________ (ved St. Lawrence River, Canada)

@gideonmendel for @icphotog | For the concluding day of this journey through my Drowning World project we land first in Kashmir, which in September 2014 experienced some of its worst flooding ever recorded. I arrived in the capital Srinagar two weeks after it was flooded to find that many districts were still under water. #icp #climatechangeisreal #climatechange #globalwarming #gideonmendel #flooding #floods #kashmir