Photography is a key tool used by scientists to monitor and analyze the physical effects of climate change on the planet. More than that, images are an essential tool for informing the public of what is happening – as they say, pictures tell a thousand words.
Braasch's most recent expedition took him to the Himalayas, where he documented the state of the Gangotri Glacier.*
Gangotri, India's second largest glacier, has been retreating for more than a century. Now, this key source of fresh waters shrinks by 18 meters per year.
Below are a few samples of Braasch's striking and revealing photographs. Alongside some of the images, I've also inserted quotes from Braasch explaining more about the photo and how it fits into the climate change story.