Glaciers and The Anthropocene
South Island NZ
I dropped out of a post-grad visual journalism to film the impact of the Anthropocene. There are no regrets. It suits me being active and filming in stunning locations producing educational media. Being pedantic phases me. What would you rather do?
I needed to be in a mored dynamic environment. The earth’s tectonic plates colliding, producing stunning mountains attracted me. In a distant future these will be higher than Mt. Everest.
The Southern Alps glaciers on South Island, New Zealand act as barometers. They act as mother earth’s memory. By showing earth’s past they are a guide to the future with trapped their ice air bubbles.
The Anthropocene concept relates to the impact of greenhouse gases. Human activity causes pollution. It has changed the environment and the climate.
The destruction of the natural environment impacts on biodiversity and the climate.
These videos show the physical characteristics glaciation. The big question to ask is why are they retreating?
The defining feature of glaciers is about ice slowly moving downhill. Glaciers exist across the world at high altitude on mountains. In the high Polar latitudes they are present at much lower altitudes.
Glaciation involves their formation and the impact upon the landscape. Erosion, transportation, and deposition are the three processes that characterise this.