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Ilulissat

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From the New York Times this week:

“Greenland’s enormous ice sheet is melting at such an accelerated rate that it may have reached a “tipping point” and could become a major factor in sea-level rise around the world within two decades, scientists said in a study published on Monday.

The Arctic is warming at twice the average rate of the rest of the planet, and the new research adds to the evidence that the ice loss in Greenland, which lies mainly above the Arctic Circle, is speeding up as the warming increases. The authors found that ice loss in 2012, more than 400 billion tons per year, was nearly four times the rate in 2003. After a lull in 2013-14, losses have resumed.

The study is the latest in a series of papers published this month suggesting that scientific estimates of the effects of a warming planet have been, if anything, too conservative. Just a week ago, a separate study of ice loss in Antarctica found that the continent is contributing more to rising sea levels than previously thought.

Another new analysis suggested that the oceans are warming far faster than earlier estimates. Warming oceans are currently the leading cause of sea-level rise, since water expands as it warms.”

 

We must do so much better to help our planet!!!

First Sales on Shutterstock!

I started putting up my pictures on Shutterstock this week and sold this picture twice to people in Tel Aviv!  Thank you, strangers, for getting this project started!

This picture was taken in the early evening from a fishing boat.  The background is the town of Ilulissat way above the Arctic Circle.  And those are just the tips of the icebergs!

Icebergs in Ilulissat, Greenland

Slide Show of the Nordic Diaries

Watch this new video I made with Ezvid:

If anybody knows of software with better resolution, please let me know!

Odd Formats

Greenland seems to be made for Odd Format Pictures!  With gorgeous landscapes all over, the pictures are almost beginning for panoramic formats.  I had these pictures done in 20 x 10 prints and must say that they look completely at home like that!

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The Sled Dogs of Greenland

Once you cross the Arctic Circle, only the Greenland Sled Dogs are allowed (and they are not allowed south of the Circle!).  These beautiful creatures are definitely not pets, but working dogs.  They do get to vacation during the summer and you can see hundreds of them lying around the hills and towns.  Naturally, I could not resist approaching two tail wagging sweeties and was rewarded with joy and kisses

 

And so it begins!

This marks the official start of the Nordic Diaries!  I have landed in Copenhagen after close to 24 hours of travels from San Francisco via my beloved France.  Such torture to only stay 3 hours!  Saturday morning, we start very early early in the morning when we fly to Iceland to spend 6 hours of sightseeing and then…… Greenland!

The Nordic Diaries

In August of this year, I take off on a Nordic Adventure!  Although I have been traveling to many exotic places, this trip may well be THE Once in a Life Time Voyage!

We start out with 6 hours in Iceland after which we fly to the West Coast for our 9 Day Cruise on board the Ocean Diamond.  In order for us never to forget this trip, and to share it with friends and family, I though I would create a little diary on this page.  Please be aware that the photos will be straight out of the camera, so just a preview!

Albatros

I will also spend some time in Copenhagen and Stockholm and will be sharing photos and adventures from there, too!

Follow the Diaries here.

Announcing the Greenland Trip!

In August this year, my favorite travel companion, my mother, and I will be going on a cruise in the North.  The adventure starts out in Iceland after which we fly to Kangerlussuaq to board the ship where we will spend 9 days touring the West Coast of Greenland.

Stay tuned for photos and stories!

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