Why do we need snow and ice?

Guest Post by Dr. Pål Prestrud, Director of CICERO, the Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research Outside my office building here in Oslo, the capital of Norway, the ground and the roofs of the buildings are still covered with half a meter of white snow now in mid March. It has been like this for…

March of the Penguins | A dry and sombre majesty

  There’s just something so deeply fascinating about bioscience—the science concerning living organisms and their relationships to each other and their environment. I guess my interest in the subject was piqued at an early age by my dad who subscribed to the National Geographic magazine, which I read religiously for many years until the subscription…