Bearing Witness to Climate Change

Bearing Witness to Climate Change

We have featured Diane Burko’s work before, and feature it again in celebration of her new book, Glacial Shifts, Changing Perspectives. With 40 of her paintings and photographs inspired by expeditions to polar regions, the book documents her work in...
California submerging

California submerging

“Dan Cayan, a researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is investigating how climate affects changes in oceans. Cayan pulls out the 2012 report from the National Research Council, which is the basis for California‚Äôs current sea-level rise assumptions...
The Frameworks of Absence

The Frameworks of Absence

“Materialism corrupts the very nature of the human soul. It deadens the tendrils of empathy and compassion that have evolved to give meaning to our existence. And it creates an insatiable void needing to be filled by elusive and meaningless junk, which is...
The Great Wave of CO2

The Great Wave of CO2

Every year, the planet breathes CO2 in and out. The exhale starts in late fall and continues until about early May, when the inhale begins and continues to late fall. This correlates to the growth and decay of plant matter in the northern hemisphere (where much of the...
Climate Change in Iran

Climate Change in Iran

Iranian photographer Ako Salemi captured the impacts of climate change in his country in 2016 for the Pulitzer Center. By 2040, 35% of Iran will be unsuitable for life, according to NASA, because of the increased warming and drought in parts of the country. This...
A very black makeover

A very black makeover

The BLM has made a big change to its web site in recent days. As of March 25, the image on the BLM site was a photo of a boy and his father, hiking in a beautiful scene; a pretty one that says, “Hey come visit and walk on our BLM land. Well, your BLM land,...
On Risk, Anxiety, & Reward

On Risk, Anxiety, & Reward

Nicky Bradford has written a brave and beautiful essay about her and her husband’s, Ben Joldersma, support of the #ShutItDown direct action that took place October 11, 2016. That action temporarily shut down all five of the tar sands pipelines coming into the...

Chasing the light

Artist Zaria Forman makes the most incredibly beautiful drawings of ice and water I’ve ever seen. She originally wanted to capture the properties of light in icy locations like Greenland and Antarctica, but she quickly realized she could use her art to raise...
Year of the Serpent

Year of the Serpent

“When I look at the state of the world right now, I see an arc bending towards something that dwarfs any parochial concerns about particular presidential elections or political arrangements between human nations, and which should put those events into deep...
Flag for Arctic Sea Ice

Flag for Arctic Sea Ice

This image, “Flag for Arctic Sea Ice” by Andrea Krupp, is based on the Greenlandic flag and imagines the breakup of the Arctic sea ice around Greenland and the impact that will have on the culture and myths of the people of that land. The artist says:...