Global warming photography, climate change science, weather, arctic, antarctica, climate zones, glacier, effects of climate change, paleoclimate
world view of global warming

climate image library


braasch photography

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

A crucial independent documentary photography project -- deserving of your tax deductible contributions. Thank you.

Gary Braasch was the first photographer and journalist to focus his career on documenting climate change science and effects. He is recognized worldwide for his new contribution of photographs of the actual locations where climate change is showing, where scientists are documenting the changes and visual comparisons of climate effects.


World View of Global Warming is self-contained, independent, and all funds have been personally raised by Gary Braasch from small foundations, personal donations, and license fees/honoraria for the photographs and presentations. It is not endowed nor is it supported by an academic or an organizational position. It is a project of Blue Earth Alliance, which accepts donations under their tax-exempt 501(c)3 status, and passes through 96% of the funds.

Please contribute generously to help maintain this website, the unparalleled archive of images and reports, and the ongoing work of bearing witness to climate change and our response to it.

Donations by check or credit card are gratefully accepted by Blue Earth. If using a credit card, please enter the donation amount below; the button takes you to a secure Google pay page maintained by Blue Earth.

We suggest:

        $100. Thankful donation.

        $500. Donors at this level will receive a signed copy of the 2009 revision of Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming Is Changing the World.

        $1000. Donors at this level will in addition be sent a signed copy of the acclaimed children's book How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate.



Please mail checks to:
Blue Earth Alliance
4557-51st Pl SW
Seattle, WA 98116


Gary Braasch began this climate science documentary project, World View of Global Warming, in 1999 as an extension of his 25 year career in environmental photography and conservation work. Major publications include:



Gary has become a world leader in climate photography, documentation, education and publishing.


• He is a recognized and honored leader in his field. Presidential Science Advisor John Holdren calls the work the best example of science art and education and uses the images in his presentations. Innovations include repeat photography of active global warming changes to glaciers, coastlines and forests -- which are now available in "fingers-on" Apps for the Iphone and Ipad.


donate hot spot

• His publications exercise world-wide influence. Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World, was praised in Nature, Scientific American, the Ecologist, Vanity Fair, on the floor of the US House of Representatives, and by Al Gore. Vanity Fair ranked the book in the top 50 environmental books. The book was distributed to all members of the Senate and selected House members, with follow up visits, and to influential leaders in environment and politics in 2008-2009. Children's book with Lynne Cherry, How We Know What We Know about Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming has won 16 major children's literature and science writing awards. Photography from World View of Global Warming has a vast reach, including repeated publication by the United Nations, World Meteorological Organization, Time, Newsweek, Life, Scientific American, Discover, Smithsonian,, and scientific journals such as Nature.


• Exhibits and lectures reach other broad audiences. Recent displays, exhibitions and presentations at the new "Daily Planet" science wing of the NC Museum of Natural Science, Koshland Science Museum at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC, American Association for the Advancement of Science, EPA 40th Anniversary, California Academy of Sciences, Visa pour L'Image in Perpignan France, Aspen Environmental Forum, National Council on Science and the Environment, EcoCities World Summit in San Francisco, American Bar Association, The Explorers Club, New York City --- and hundreds of educational venues ranging from grade school through graduate seminars. Del Mar Global Trust mounted the first public billboard project about active climate change using repeat photography of a glacier in the concourse of Reagan National Airport.

For more information, please see the project history and Gary's bio.

To learn more about Blue Earth Alliance, please contact Natalie Fobes, a founder and board member, at natalie [at] Fobesphoto [dot] com and go to Blue Earth’s website

top of page


Photography and text Copyright © 2005 - 2017 (and before) Gary Braasch All rights reserved. Use of photographs in any manner without permission is prohibited by US copyright law. Photography is available for license to publications and other uses. Please contact View more of Gary Braasch's photography here.