LOS ANGELES TIMES It had been a long day and Daniela Molnar’s mind was wandering when she saw the shape. The shape of what was already lost; the shape of something new that had just come into being. Little did she know, it was a shape that would expose a profound feeling of grief within … More An artist set out to paint climate change. She ended up on a journey through grief
Glaciologist Erin Pettit likes ice, and has studied everything from the flow of entire glaciers to the physics of individual crystals. She has also shared her passion through Girls on Ice, a program that introduces young women to science and the outdoors. Check out my interview with Pettit over at EARTH Magazine.
Alaska’s glaciers have been disappearing at an alarming rate, producing a torrent of melt water that contributes to sea-level rise. However, scientists are unsure whether most of the ice loss has happened through slow surface melting, or through the dramatic collapse of floating tidewater glaciers like the Columbia Glacier (below). Somewhat surprisingly, a new study … More Baking Alaska’s glaciers