Climate Change in Greenland

Interested in climate change? Here’s a chance to look first hand at how global warming is affecting Greenland.

A 12-day journey along Greenland’s northwestern coastline will be led by Dr. Jason Box, one of the world’s leading experts on climate change.

The voyage on Hurtigruten‘s MS Fram includes actual data-collecting expeditions to a working Greenland ice sheet weather station. Back on board, Dr. Box will explain the results of the data collection engage passengers with lectures such as “Nature’s Thermometer,” show films including a two-part presentation on leading American artist Rockwell Kent, who fell in love with the majesty of Greenland, and entertain discussion on climate change as evidenced in the High Arctic.

New ports have been added, including Qasigiannguit, Illorsuit and Qullissat. The voyage departs Reykjavik, Iceland, on June 23, 2015.

Dr. Box, professor of glaciology at the Geologic Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) and former Byrd Polar Research Center Scholar, is a Greenland ice climatologist responsible for the installation of more than 20 automatic weather stations on Greenland’s inland ice and has accumulated more than one year camping on ice during more than 20 Greenland expeditions.

(Photo courtesy of Hurtigruten)



Susan McKee

Susan McKee is an independent scholar and freelance journalist specializing in history, culture and travel.