Journey Into Climate

Paul Andrew Maywewski

Michael Cope Morrison

The adventure and excitement behind climate research in the polar regions and the world’s high mountains.

In this collection of adventure stories and restored period photos, authors Paul Andrew Mayewski and Michael Cope Morrison tell their personal experiences going to some of the Earth’s most remote and challenging places, the scientific discoveries they made there, and the journey that they, and the scientific community, made from a "gradualist" viewpoint - thinking that humanity was an inconsequential observer in a slowly changing climate - to the realization that we are deeply and irrevocably involved in the short- and long-term fate of a temperamental climate capable of dramatic changes in a matter of only a few years. They also tell of discovering the worldwide reach of industrial emissions; their effects on climate, Civilization, ecosystems, and our individual quality of life; the remarkable success of the Clean Air Act and the Montreal Protocols; and how some of the effects can clear up in weeks or months - and others only over centuries.

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01-View From Nun Kun Plateau.jpg
View From Nun Kun Plateau

 
02-Ascending Nun Kun Ice Plateau.jpg
Ascending Nun Kun Ice Plateau

 
03-Transanarctic Mountains.jpg
Transantarctic Mountains

 
04-Ross Ice Shelf.jpg
Ross Ice Shelf

 
05-Dry Valley Ventifact.jpg
Dry Valley Ventifact

 
06-Scotts Huts at Cape Evans.jpg
Scott's Hut at Cape Evans

 
07-Wind Blown Sunset.jpg
Wind Blown Sunset

 
08-Snow Mobile Traverse.jpg
Snow Mobile Traverse

 
09-Polar Lunch.jpg
Polar Lunch

 
10-Punjab Children.jpg
Punjab Children

 
11-Dal Lake Srinigar.jpg
Dal Lake Srinigar

 
12-Tongul Porters.jpg
Tongul Porters

 
13-Tongul Porter List.jpg
Tongul Porter List

 
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Traverse to Nun Kun

 
15-Ice Coring on Nun Kun.jpg
Ice Coring on Nun Kun

 
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Dust Layer

 
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Cargo at GISP2

 
18-South Greenland ice Coring.jpg
South Greenland ice Coring

 
19-Beardmore Glacier Camp.jpg
Beardmore Glacier Camp

 
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Processing Core

 
21-South Pole Station.jpg
South Pole Station

 
22-Departing South Pole.jpg
Departing South Pole

 
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Snow Layers

 
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First Tents at GISP2

 
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GISP2 Drill

 
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GISP2 Drill Dome

 
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Mongolian Border Town

 
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Camp Near Annapurna

 
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Tupungatito Glacier