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Gary Braasch
Photographer & Journalist
PO Box 1465
Portland, OR 97207 USA
Phone: 503.860.1228

Environmental Photography


Climate change app for IPad and IPhone,
Painting With Time: Climate Change.

UN Calendar Portfolio

Books and Exhibits

climate exhibit

The brilliant climate prints on display at the American Assn for the Advancement of Science from November through May were made by Fine Print Imaging of Colorado. They are also important supporters of conservation and nature photography.

Review in Smithsonian Blog

Now Available, Up to Date Paperback

A new paperback edition of Earth Under Fire is now available in stores and for on-line ordering. Read the press release here.

Earth under Fire
Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World is a comprehensive look at the world wide effects of climate change, its implications, and what action is being taken about it. In dramatic photographs and quotes from world climate science leaders, this book shows how the earth is being changed right now. Earth Under Fire ends with a vision of how we can slow global warming and improve the lives of people everywhere.

Chosen one of the 50 Best Environmental Books and Media by Vanity Fair

Information and preview at

New films about kids taking climate action in their schools and communities.

Young Voices

earth under fire

How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming, by Lynne Cherry and Gary Braasch, is an engaging and empowering look at the science of climate and how kids can learn by becoming citizen scientists.

It was written especially for middle schoolers and their teachers, and a special page shows how much carbon dioxide can be reduced as kids work together to reduce climate change.
This book replaces fear and dread over global warming with knowledge and the assurance that actions can be taken that help everyone and the world.

Winner of Best Middle Grade Science Book of 2008 -- AAAS
John Burroughs Young Reader Book

"NSTA Recommends" National Science Teachers Assn.

13 other top awards for children's science writing and youth book excellence.

Teacher Guide also available.
Explore this book. HOW WE KNOW



What Matters
The World's Preeminent Photojournalists and Thinkers Depict Essential Issues of Our Time

Created by New York Times best-selling author/editor David Elliot Cohen

What Matters asks: What are the essential issues of our time? What are the pictures that will spark public outrage and spur reform? The answer appears in 18 powerful, page-turning stories by the foremost photojournalists of our age, edited by The New York Times best-selling author/editor David Elliot Cohen (A Day in the Life and America 24/7 series), and featuring trenchant commentary from well-recognized experts and thinkers in appropriate fields. Photographer Gary Braasch and climate-change guru Bill McKibben provide "A Global Warming Travelogue" that takes us from ice caves in Antarctica to smoke-spewing coal plants in Beijing.

For more than a century, photography has revealed truths, exposed lies, advanced the public discourse, and inspired people to demand change. Socially conscious pioneers with cameras transformed the world—and that legacy lives on in this eye-opening, thought-provoking, and (we hope) action-inducing book. Like Jacob Riis's How the Other Half Lives, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, and Jonathan Schell's The Fate of the Earth before it, the editor of What Matters believes these photos and stories will fundamentally alter the way we see and understand the human race and our planet.


For thousands of ideas, books, lesson plans and links about teaching climate change in all grades, visit Climate Change Education


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