Alun Hubbard is a professor of glaciology and the Arctic Five chair at the University of Tromsø in Norway. He is interested in subglacial processes, ice/methane-hydrate interactions and the dynamical response of glaciers and ice sheets to atmospheric, oceanic and geological forcing.
I’m standing at the edge of the Greenland ice sheet, mesmerized by a mind-blowing scene of natural destruction. A milewide section of glacier front has fractured and is collapsing into the ocean, calving an immense iceberg. Seracs, giant columns of ice the height of three-story houses, are being tossed around like dice. And the previously […]