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Photographing the Changing Arctic

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Frances Beinecke, President of the Natural Resources Defense Council, and National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen discuss the changing climate of the arctic, which Nicklen has been photographing for years. The NRDC is awarding Nicklen with a first-ever BioGems Visionary Award for his Arctic photography. Nicklen, born and raised on Baffin Island, Nunavut, grew up in one of the only non-Inuit families in a tiny native settlement amid the ice fields of Northern Canada. His photography book Polar Obsession captures up-close documentation of the lives of leopard seals, whales, walruses, polar bears, bearded seals, and narwhals, and gives a vivid portrait of two extraordinary, endangered ecosystems. 

Guests:

Frances Beinecke, and Paul Nicklen

Comments [5]

Robert Cutick, Ph.d. from Brooklyn, NY

The show inspired me to increase my donation to NRDC. Fascinating and frightening. Love your show Leonard.

Jul. 02 2013 08:21 PM
Joe Mirsky from Pompton Lakes nj

"By measurement of ocean temperatures in this area, they found that a surface layer of water 300 feet thick, covering 100,000 square miles, is five degrees warmer than normally. 'Such an additional heat reservoir of tremendous proportions is bound to have far-reaching climatic effects.' pointed out Commander Edward H. Smith, who commanded the expedition." (EXPEDITION OF U. S. COAST GUARD CUTTER MARION TO THE REGION OF DAVIS STRAIT IN 1928)

From the Literary digest, 12/15/1928

Jul. 02 2013 01:25 PM
anna from nyc

slide show won't launch... please fix - want to see photos :)

Jul. 02 2013 01:21 PM
NYC23 from Manhattan

Unfortunately the link to the slideshow doesn't seem to work.

Jul. 02 2013 01:21 PM
Ed from Larchmont

"It will be as it was in the time of Noah".

Jul. 02 2013 01:11 PM

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