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Photo Essay

Documenting the Swift Change
Wrought by Global Warming


Climate change photo essay Peter Essick
Peter Essick
Inuit people harvest potatoes in southern Greenland, where temperatures have been rising rapidly. View the photo essay.



For 25 years, photographer Peter Essick has traveled the world for National Geographic magazine, with many of his recent assignments focusing on the causes and consequences of climate change. In a Yale Environment 360 photo essay, we present a gallery of images Essick took while on assignment in Antarctica, Greenland, and other far-flung locales. The photographer says that what most struck him was the dedication of the scientists who have committed themselves to documenting the effects of global warming.

"Everyone I talked to felt that they were uncovering evidence for climate change and that the threat for the future was increasing," says Essick.



18 Dec 2013


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Photographer Peter EssickABOUT THE AUTHOR
Peter Essick is a photographer and frequent contributor to National Geographic magazine. His latest book, which covers climate change and other environmental subjects, is Our Beautiful, Fragile World.

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