About the Book
This artist's book explores ecotourists’ responses to glacial calvings. Glacial calving is a term that describes the event of the end of a glacier breaking off. While calvings naturally occur, global warming is causing increased calving frequency. This book was inspired by YouTube videos that document ecotourists’ experiences of glacier calvings. Each time the glaciers calve and crash into the water below, the tourists surprisingly erupt with laughter, cheers, and applause. This piece investigates emotional responses to climate change in order to better understand how we might be able to more effectively relate to the perils of climate change.