Monday, March 19, 2007
The Planet Ice Project
GreatOutdoors.com has kicked off a new blog called Planet Ice in which writer and photographer James Martin will be making regular entries over the next two years as he visits some of the major icefields and glaciers around the world to study the effects of global warming on our planet.
The author says that he'll be visiting the Mountains of the Moon, the Alps, the Andes, the Himalaya, Greenland, Iceland, and the polar ice caps as he works on the project, which will also include a book of photographs and essays, as well as a touring exhibition on the project.
The tour is actually already underway, and Martin has already visited Antarctica and published his blog entry for the region. He had visited the region some ten years ago, and makes a lot of comments on how the area has changed in that time, with more free floating ice and warmer temperatures this time around. Next up on his list of stops is The Mountains of the Moon and Kilimanjaro.
This should prove to be an interesting read over the next two years with visits to a number of amazing places to record the impact of global warming on the glaciers and snows in the regions. I'm sure the eventual book will have some amazing shots too. Now if I could just convince someone to fund an adventure like this one for me. :)