Mission & Goals

Harp seal surfacing in a breathing hole, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Life On Thin Ice® leverages the power of photography combined with science to communicate accurately and effectively about climate change in the Arctic, increase public interest in the issues and understanding of the problems, and motivate informed action to address the growing climate crisis.

Goals of this long-term project:

Document the Earth systems, ecosystems, species, and people of the circumpolar Arctic and the increasing effects of climate change on them;

Educate the public and policymakers about climate change issues by enhancing their understanding of the Arctic and the current problems, long-term risks, and worldwide consequences of the transformation that is underway in the Far North because of rising temperatures;

Galvanize effective action to address climate change and mitigate its effects.