On the blue tears of the Arctic

Melt ponds in Greenland. Photo credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using EO-1 ALI data from the NASA EO-1 team.
Melt ponds in Greenland. Photo credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using EO-1 ALI data from the NASA EO-1 team.

Scattered like saphhire jewels along the glacial coasts, these cobalt-blue melt ponds are beautiful heralds of the melting season in Greenland. What’s to worry about? They’re forming earlier, and faster.  Continue reading “On the blue tears of the Arctic”

On this beautiful planet

Jetsreams over Asia tonight - Earth.NullSchool.net
Jetstreams over Asia tonight. Credit: Cameron Beccario, earth.nullschool.net

Growing up, my TV diet was a staple of Star Trek and nature documentaries. I only grew more fascinated with our place in the universe when I delved into Physics, dabbling in polar research and astrophysics as an undergraduate intern. The beauty of this planet hasn’t been lost on me. Yet, I breathe it anew when Continue reading “On this beautiful planet”

How the Poor are Saving the Planet (and how you can too)!

While many of us are procrastinating over just what low-carbon lifestyle changes we could make, many villagers are simply getting on with it! How? Through clean cookstoves, energy from waste, community renewables and other simple, effective choices. Continue reading “How the Poor are Saving the Planet (and how you can too)!”