Thursday, July 14, 2016

At 10:00 AM we boarded Water Taxi with Anders to go to the Eqi Glacier, where we would watch and listen to its constant calving.

Traveling amongst the icebergs in the Labrador Sea for 10 hours was magical. The temperature in Ilulissat varied between 55-65F degrees. On my last trip to Ilulissat in August of 2007, the temperature was 20F degrees.  According to University of Delaware Professor, Andreas Muenchow, Temperatures in Greenland are rising five times faster than the average global temperature.

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There is nothing more beautiful than watching the sun lower over the icebergs of Disco Bay. With twenty-four hours of daylight, Kirsty and I could begin our hike over the rocks at 10:30 PM in order to photograph the icebergs in Disko Bay.
The icebergs turned orange and pink in front of our eyes!

On my last trip to Disko Bay in 2007, there were fewer icebergs but they were much larger… another reminder of climate change.

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