Antarctica: The Shrinking Seventh Continent

14 Aug Antarctica: The Shrinking Seventh Continent

In a remarkable piece of reporting, the New York Times has documented the impact of global warming on the icepack of Antarctica in a three-part rich-media series that’s not only great science reportage but also a stunning visual essay.

The extraordinary photojournalism and data-mapping the Times team has produced is powerful interactive evidence of the ravages of incremental global warming on the planet’s last ecological frontier.

Glaciers in certain areas have been undercut by warmer ocean waters, and the flow of ice is getting faster and faster. (NYT)

Nicholas Frearson, at left, in the cargo hold of an LC-130 Hercules. (NYT)

TheĀ virtual reality/immersive video backgrounder on the project is really worth checking out, find it here!