Ilulissat is Glacier Ground Zero

June 15, 2017

I’ll be heading to Greenland next month, first stop, Ilulissat.
Ilulissat is at the mouth of the fiord where Jacobshaven glacier, the world’s fastest moving ice stream, is pouring icebergs in to the sea.  Most of the cool visuals you see from Greenland are shot in and around the town, because it is a) accessible, and b) spectacular.

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I interviewed Konrad Steffen in Ilulissat a couple years ago, and that became the basis, together with some footage of Lonnie Thompson at AGU, for a piece on the status of the world’s glaciers, from Arctic to Tropics.

Below, our 2013 flight along the Jacobshaven (also called Ilulissat glacier)calving wall.
It’s an example of what your support for Dark Snow Project allows.

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6 Responses to “Ilulissat is Glacier Ground Zero”

  1. vierotchka Says:

    Lucky man! Great videos, as always. What grandiose and majestic landscapes! Keep warm and dry…

    I remember reading articles and seing videos in which the Greenlanders were quite happy with Global Warming because it was”and is freeing up a lot of arable land, and so the people were turning to profitable agriculture while they had less and less use for their dogs who became rather neglected and hungry.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      Inane commentary from Vera, the russian troll and whore for Putin, who makes comments like these on various threads in an attempt to gain some credibility as a serious and sensible commenter and decent human being.

      Don’t be fooled, folks—-go to the “Can Russia Hack the Grid….” post to see Vera in all her disgusting glory as a troll who seeks only to distract and disrupt any serious discussion that involves russia and Putin and Trump the Orange Menace in any way, shape, or form.

      Putin is far happier about global warming than any Greenlanders because he sees it opening the arctic to oil and gas exploitation, and he and his oligarchic cronies in the russian kleptocracy will get rich from that. Russia is dependent on exporting gas and oil for its very survival, and any talk from Putin or his whores like Vera about fighting global warming is just a hypocritical smokescreen.

      And yes, Peter—enjoy Greenland and send us some great videos. Try not to be distracted by any “rather neglected and hungry” dogs you may come across. (JFC!—-that is disgustingly maudlin and contrived)

  2. redskylite Says:

    How quickly a year slips by, take care and I look forward to reading about your observations and experiences in the Arctic. Today NASA Goddard released it’s May monthly temperature anomaly statistics and alarmingly it seems the Antarctic has awoken and playing catch up.

    “Scientists have documented a recent, massive melt event on the surface of highly vulnerable West Antarctica that, they fear, could be a harbinger of future events as the planet continues to warm.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/06/15/scientists-just-documented-a-massive-melt-event-on-the-surface-of-antarctica/?utm_term=.c59f2d6911d9

    • dumboldguy Says:

      More of those known unknowns (aka potential tipping points) lurking in the future and waiting to bit us on the ass. While we waste time dealing with Trump. If there is a god, why is he punishing us so?


  3. Spectacular videos, and a glimpse into a part of the world I will likely never see in person………..beautiful and sad at the same time.


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