In Norway, comparing glaciers today and in photographs a hundred years ago

(ORDO NEWS) — A Norwegian photographer compared the state of the glacier thanks to photographs taken by researchers from the Norwegian Polar Institute in 1918.

In an old photograph showing the wall of the mighty Blomstrand glacier in Svalbard, hiding mountains in a small boat, a Norwegian scientist admires the natural landscape.

Photographer Neil Drake visited this place at the same time of the year to take absolutely identical photos, after which they compare and show the effects of global warming.

In Norway comparing glaciers today and in photographs a hundred years ago 2

“In the original photo, you can see that it’s summer now because it’s light, and it’s completely dark in the Arctic in winter,” Drake notes.

“Secondly, the fjords freeze over most of the year. They can only be reached by boat in the summer when the sea ice melts.

Thirdly, the mountain peaks in the original photograph are not covered with snow, which only happens during the warmest summer months.”

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