In the early 1900's, Arctic glaciers were nature's most mysterious and undiscovered wonders. Over 100 years of research, exploration, and exploitation later, the glaciers have become a haunting testament to the effects of climate change.

Christian Åslund, a Swedish photojournalist who works with Greenpeace, gathered some early photos of glaciers in Svalbard, Norway from the Norwegian Polar Institute, and juxtaposed them next to his own photos of the same locations from 2002. The differences were unbelievable. He's using the photo series to promote #MyClimateAction, a National Geographic campaign encouraging discussion about climate change, and as a protest against Norwegian oil companies drilling in the melting Arctic.

See each troubling comparison below, and sign Save The Arctic's petition against Arctic oil here.

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Climate-change

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giulia earheart 2 years ago

There is almost nothing left...scary

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Gregg Esenwine 4 months ago

If white people had not come to North America the world would be pristine, no factories, roads, cars. Only Indian tribes, of course a few tribes would want to dominate all but that is another topic.

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Kinga Bourquin 2 years ago

Woah! Scary....!!!!

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Climate-change

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Hanna Rinta-Mänty 2 years ago

Incredibly sad. My boys are 4 and 7 years. What kind of struggles they will have to face in their adulthood Because of our creedines!???

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