The Best American Science and Nature Writing (2017)]
Elizabeth Kolbert comes to her interest in Greenland’s ice sheet after landing there for a funeral for a NASA scientist. Upon continually returning to the ice sheet, she discovers that the ice sheet flows like water and flows faster in some areas than others (96).
Kolbert meets a glaciologist Dorthe Dahl-Jensen who creates a device used to track the movement and development of the ice sheet. This article focuses on the impact climate change has on the ice sheet of Greenland and how it alters the lives of people and animal in the community surrounding it.
This is the second piece we've read recently about climate change. How has this most recent one expanded or solidified your thinking on the subject?