View of pumice plain of Mount St. Helens being eroded deeply by the Toutle River, re-establishing its course from the crater and Spirit Lake down the valley to the west. (Gary Braasch Photography)
Photojournalist Gary Braasch has covered and photographed the science and effects of global warming for 15 years. His archive of images is online at www.worldviewofglobalwarming.org. Braasch’s photographs have been used for United Nations postage stamps and calendars, in exhibitions at the Boston Museum of Science and Chicago's Field Museum, and in an app “Painting With Time: Climate Change.” Currently a 32-print exhibit is traveling in Europe. His books about climate change include Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming Is Changing the World (University of California Press) and How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming (with Lynne Cherry; Dawn Publications). Braasch’s environmental photography on other subjects has been published by Time, Life, Scientific American, Smithsonian, National Geographic, and hundreds of other publications.
Sandra Childs is a library media specialist at Franklin High School in Portland, Oregon. She is certified in Ed Media, Social Studies, and Language Arts. She has been teaching courses such as Women & Social Issues, Global Studies, Law, and Psychology to high school students for more than 20 years. She has published numerous articles as an educator-activist in Rethinking Schools, including “The Hero’s Human Heart” about Julia Alvarez’ novel In the Time of the Butterflies, which uses photographs as a starting place. She is a teacher-consultant for the Oregon Writing Project, and was featured in the Annenberg Learner series The Expanding Canon Episode 7 & Episode 8 on Critical Pedagogy.