Birthday Canyon, Greenland Ice Sheet, Greenland, June 2009. Courtesy of James Balog
It is very sad to see what is happening to our planet Earth.
The glacial ice is melting in the Alps, Greenland, the Himalayas and in other parts of the world.
James Balog, an environmental photographer spent more than six years taking photographs to document the vanishing glaciers.
But do we care?
We have to do our part to take good care of our planet because it is our responsibilities to do so.
Please click the photos for larger images:
Greenland Ice Sheet, Greenland, July 2008, Silt and soot blown from afar turn into black “cryoconite,” absorb solar heat and melt down into ice. Courtesy of James Balog
Aerial view of meltwater on Greenland Ice Sheet, June 2010. Courtesy of James Balog
Aerial view of pancake ice, Ilulissat Isfjord, Greenland, March 2008. Courtesy of James Balog
“Ice diamond,” Jökulsárlón, Iceland, Feb 2008. Courtesy of James Balog
“In the past one million years, the peak of carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere has been 280-290 parts per million (ppm). We’re now at 395 ppm and adding more every year. It’s gone beyond natural and is affecting the entire world,” Balog says. Courtesy of James Balog
Close up of an iceberg, Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska, Sept 2010. Courtesy of James Balog