Documenting the Swift Change
Wrought by Global Warming
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.
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