In the early 1900s, 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 global warming effects.

Christian Åslund, a Swedish photojournalist who works with Greenpeace, gathered some early photos of glaciers ice in Svalbard, Norway from the Norwegian Polar Institute, and juxtaposed them next to his own photos of the same locations from 2002. The differences in these before and after photos 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 ice in the Arctic region.

See each troubling comparison below, and sign Save The Arctic's petition against Arctic oil here, in hopes of stopping the devastating consequences of global warming.

More info: Christian Åslund (h/t)

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DisneyworldFAN
Community Member
3 years ago

Why Climate Change? WHYYYY?

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Aegea
Community Member
3 years ago

NOOOOOOOOOOO!

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giulia earheart
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3 years ago

There is almost nothing left...scary

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chris wilson
Community Member
6 months ago

taken pictures in winter for first one summer in second what a fake scare mongering knobs

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Kinga Bourquin
Community Member
3 years ago

Woah! Scary....!!!!

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David Weber
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3 years ago

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Hanna Rinta-Mänty
Community Member
3 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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