GLACIERS VS. CARBON
As an Executive Producer at National Geographic, I had the opportunity to work on several projects in Alaska from 2014-2016, where I photographed the majestic and troubled glaciers, from the air and from down on the ice itself. I was moved by the abstract beauty and color of the glaciers, and shocked by the signs of stress: blue rivers of meltwater, black scars of carbon damage, and the places where the ice met the rock and dirt that it once covered. It is humbling to fly over the vast stretches of ice with scientists who point out how far they have receded within the past 20, 10, even five years. Far from static, there are stories etched in these slow motion rivers of ice that reach back millennia. The story that humanity is spinning now is a brutal tale of assault on the integrity of the glaciers, threatening their survival, and by proxy, our own. It is hopefully not too late to change course.