Melissa Fleming - Artist Exploring the Natural World
 
  Wildfires
  Sentient
  Sea Change
  Under Glass
  The Space In Between
  Wax Flora
  Sand Waves
  Waterscapes
  Reflections
  Wildlife
  Horizons
  Orchid Haze
  New York City

American Glaciers ... Going, Going, Gone

Melting glaciers are one of the most visible manifestations of climate change.  Essentially massive rivers of ice, they are particularly sensitive to rising temperatures and changing precipitation patterns. For centuries, glaciers around the world have advanced and retreated in response to localized conditions. Today, however, our average global temperature is increasing and the vast majority are in retreat. Focused on the US, the images in this ongoing series document glaciers in the few states where they still remain and highlight how the American landscape is changing.