Here you will find information about the unique photo-documentation of climate science and effects, World View of Global Warming, which gave life to this web site and the book Earth Under Fire; How Global Warming is Changing the World.
Gary Braasch is an environmental photographer and writer. He covers natural history and conservation issues for magazines worldwide. In recent years photographs and articles of his appeared in Time, LIFE, Discover, Nature, Science, Audubon, National Wildlife, Smithsonian, Natural History, Animals, French Terre Sauvage, Outdoor Photographer, Photo District News and the Swiss Animan magazine. He is a winner of the Ansel Adams award for conservation photography and a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers.
Braasch exhibited a 30 print show on climate change entitled Polar Thaw at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington DC, the Science Museum of Minnesota, the Field Museum in Chicago and many universities. The United Nations published his photographs as calendars, in magazines, and a set of international stamps about global warming.
He researched and photographed areas of high biodiversity in North and South America, and is currently in the midst of a worldwide documentation of the effects of climate change. His latest books are Earth Under Fire:How Global Warming is Changing the World and How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate (for kids, written with Lynne Cherry).
Background: The Photographic Documentation of Climate ChangeLast Updated on 2008-04-19 14:26:13
Initial proposal and photography I am an environmental photographer who for 25 years has reported on natural history in many parts of the world. In the course of many of these assignments, scientists mentioned changes occurring over long time spans that might be due to global warming. Very few of these changes were being photographed ... thus the genesis of World View of Global Warming.
"There is compelling evidence from all over the world that our planet's weather and climate patterns are changing rapidly," began my initial proposal in Fall 1998. "Droughts, receding glaciers and ice caps, extreme storms, rises in ocean temperatures and sea levels, shifts in distribution of organisms and diseases - scientists tracking these events overwhelmingly believe that global climate change is a fact. Many think human activities are a significant contributing cause. But this is not... More »
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