1882 photo taken by G.D. Hazard; 2005 photo taken by Bruce F. Molnia. Courtesy of the Glacier Photograph Collection, National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology
A few weeks ago Moki Kokoris wrote about the importance of “Giving a ‘Visual Voice’ to the Changing Arctic Environment“. Moki described how visual representation is an effective tool to convey “the consequences of climate change to non-scientists” and that “the empirical evidence in the form of images and recorded personal testimonies […] most convincingly builds awareness and enhances the general public’s understanding of the issues.” NASA’s State of Flux gallery does a superior job at visualizing the effects of climate change on our planet. Below you can find a selection of images from NASA’s gallery documenting the dramatic changes occurring in the North American Arctic. Notice: All image captions adopted from NASA’s State of Flux gallery.