Change Comes to the Arctic: A Photographic Journey

12/8/09

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Alkefjellet These thick-billed murre are still safe from predators on the cliff-ledge nest sites they have used for thousands of years. But the ice that used to be nearby is now melting ever further back into the central Arctic. This is a worry because the ice-edge zone provides the best foraging ground: fresh water pours from the melting ice, floats on top of the nearby salty seawater and traps plankton close to the light where it can bloom. Now this zone is moving out of reach of nesting birds.

Alun Anderson is a member of Xconomy's board and the author of After the Ice: Life, Death, and Geopolitics in the New Arctic. Follow @

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  • peppanicky

    Yawn. Another NON scientific warmist attempt to evangelize….

    The pictures are wonderful though….

  • Too bad

    What a shame you weren’t around as the Ice Age (or the more recent Little Ice Age) ended. You could have rung the global warming alarms and ensured that nothing happened to change the Ice Age climate. Come to think of it, you would have been useful during the entire 4.5 billion years of Earth’s climate change history. What a shame, indeed.

  • http://www.gmail.com chazmine

    i hate ignorant actions such as this. great photography though.