Glaciers are more than just magnificent landscapes of ice and snow. Around the world they act as frozen reservoirs providing water for billions of people, as well as animals and plants.
The icefields in Patagonia are suffering from the fastest glacial retreat on Earth caused by global warming. Jorge Quinteros who first visited the area during an expedition 50 years ago, joined the Artic Sunrise to witness firsthand the speed of...
An ice penetrating radar is deployed from a string of kayaks to survey a section of the Petermann glacier in Greenland.
Glaciologist Dr Jason Box gathers samples of cryoconite from the lower section of the Petermann glacier. Cryoconite is the term used to describe a collection of impurities which gather on the surface of the ice. Dr Box intends to have these...
Polar explorer and expert in glacier travel Eric Philips volunteers to rig mooring lines around a solid bollard of ice on the front of the Petermann glacier.
Geophysicist Dr Richard Bates, of the Scottish Oceans Institute at the University of St. Andrews, working on board the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise.
Alan Hubbard a glaciologist from University Of Wales, Aberystwyth is working on the Petermann glacier.
Polar explorer Eric Philips, puts the lead kayak into the water, at the start of the 'kayak' science expedition. An ice penetrating radar is deployed from a string of kayaks to survey a section of the Petermann glacier in Greenland.
Image: A section of the Petermann glacier in Greenland in July 2009 © Greenpeace / Nick Cobbing
A massive chunk of ice, over 87 kilometres in size, has broken off the Petermann Glacier in northern Greenland . Scientists are...
Taking a 1968 photograph of the Rongbuk Glacier in Tibet, John Novis joined Greenpeace China on an expedition to take a comparison shot and document the effects of climate change on the area. He tells his story of this very special assignment.
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