M Jackson, Ph.D., Geographer, Glaciologist, National Geographic Explorer

M Jackson, Ph.D., Geographer, Glaciologist, National Geographic Explorer | Photo credit: Jake Dyson @jakedyson

“Water is important because it makes visible the connections that run between all people and all environments. As a glaciologist, I see intimately how our planet’s glaciers are dissolving, but not disappearing. Rather, glaciers are reappearing transformed as water—water flowing into rivers and streams, water filling lakes and seas and oceans, water falling from the sky, water you and I drink and nourish our bodies. Water makes visible glaciers going gone, choices we make and don’t make, futures unfolding that we have the power to reimagine into healthy communities including glaciers, rivers, oceans, and people.”

 

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