The New York Times Week in Review
Jon Gertner reviews “How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom by Matt Ridley.
Innovation, Matt Ridley tells us at the start of his new treatise on the subject, “is the most important fact about the modern world, but one of the least well understood.”Read More
A new book offers an insightful history of fieldwork in Antarctica—and a glimpse into the secret (and hidden) lives of penguins. Read the article The New York Times Book ReviewRead More
To achieve net zero carbon emissions by the midpoint of the current century, we will need to buy ourselves time. We can’t just stop putting CO2 into the air. We will also need to remove some of the carbon dioxide we’ve already released. Read the article Audubon Magazine, Fall 2019Read More
Greenland is melting at an unprecedented rate, causing vast quantities of ice to disappear and global sea levels to rise. The fate of the ice sheet is not sealed, but unless CO2 emissions are sharply cut, the long-term existence of Greenland’s ice is in doubt. Read the article Yale Environment 360Read More
Maybe We’re Not Doomed After All: We Have the brains to slow down climate change, but do we have the will?
As the effects of a warming climate intensify and a sense of impending catastrophe grows stronger, it’s becoming easier to give in to environmental despair. Having spent the past five years studying the Arctic and traveling around Greenland, I feel the pull as well. Glaciers and sea ice are melting at an alarming rate; temperatures are…Read More
A selection of images from Jon Gertner’s research for The Ice at the End of the World. You can click on the images, then use the icons to show thumbnails, play a slideshow, enlarge the images or close the gallery. “Jon Gertner takes readers to spots few journalists or even explorers have visited. The result…Read More
This map shows some locations and images on Greenland from The Ice at the End of the World. The Greenland Ice sheet is about 1,500 miles long and 700 miles wide. In its center, the ice is approximately two miles thick. If the entire ice sheet were to melt, NASA scientists have calculated that it…Read More
In the forthcoming The Ice at the End of the World, Gertner traces a century of discovery on the Greenland ice sheet, and explores how technology plays a profound role in our understanding of the natural world and the threats of climate change.Read More