I'm moving to Iceland in the fall for a year to complete field research on human-glacier relationships. I was notified this morning that I was awarded a US Fulbright Research Grant to Iceland. I am so grateful.

Paris Climate Talks (COP21) Observations from the Glaciers of Iceland

Green Writers Press author M Jackson is in Iceland for a year doing research for her Ph.D in Glacier/climate change and arctic studies at the University of Oregon. M has many photos of her stay, living in  Höfn. On April 6, 2016, Green Writers Press will be there with a group of writers/adventure travelers to visit the site of Jackson's work! More info can be found here. 

But today, it simply is not possible to look around at the natural world we inhabit and avoid seeing the immense environmental destruction and degradation we have caused at local, national, and planetary levels. But now, if human society chooses to do nothing, the consequences are unimaginably grim. Climate change is playing for keeps. Here is a great opportunity to re-imagine. We can do better, and we should. 

Update on M JACKSON's Research in Iceland

Fulbright scholar and researcher, Green Writers Press author M Jackson shares a glimpse of her work and travel in Höfn, Iceland, which she deems “cryosphere paradise,” as captured through Instagram. 

M Jackson is a U.S. Ph.D. candidate at the University of Oregon. She’s currently based in Höfn, Iceland, through a U.S. Fulbright-National Science Foundation Arctic Research Grant, where she’s researching glacier/society relationships. The images here are all within an hour’s drive of Jackson’s home in Artbjarg, Höfn, and show the outlet glaciers pouring from the largest ice cap in Europe, Vatnajökull. Jackson will spend the winter exploring these glaciers and getting to know the Icelandic people who live near their peripheries.

Many thanks to M Jackson for sharing her photos with us. You can follow her on Instagram at @mlejackson. You can purchase her book While Glaciers Slept anywhere books are sold! Support your local bookstore! (LINK to Powell's in Portland, Oregon—the author's hometown bookstore!)

Thanks to Glacier Hub for the great work they do!  They seek to expand and deepen the understanding of glaciers around the world. "We tell stories of people who live near glaciers or visit them. We provide information about current scientific research about glaciers and we offer accounts of communities and organizations who are working to address the challengesbrought by glacier retreat, whether through activism, policy and economics, through art, photography, or other means." Here is the link to M Jackson's feature on their site:


Tickets Booked

Tickets booked. Officially moving to Hofn, Iceland September 2, 2015 for 10 months. I'm staying here—which, as you should note, has lots of room for guests (who immediately become research assistants).