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Dennis Dimick
Anthropocene Citizen
Interests: food, agriculture, energy, photography, environment, water, climate change, weather, the world.
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Heavy Weather, Arlington Virginia. 5:55 p.m. 2/24/16 @capitalweather @ARLnowDOTcom — Dennis Dimick (@ddimick) February 24, 2016 Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2016 at Signs From Earth
Georgetown Waterfront Park Washington DC 5:42 p.m. 1/31/16 — Dennis Dimick (@ddimick) February 1, 2016 Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at Signs From Earth
Icy Potomac River near Dulles, Virginia 3:40 p.m. 1/26/16 — Dennis Dimick (@ddimick) January 26, 2016 Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at Signs From Earth
Last week when it seemed like winter might never come, parts of the world looked like this — NYT Science (@NYTScience) December 31, 2015 My picture of December Roses in our front yard was included is a set showing the effects of a winter that has not seen... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2015 at Signs From Earth
Sparrow Hill Drive, Columbus Ohio. November 17, 2015. Photo by Dennis Dimick/flickr My preferred seating location when traveling by air is by the window in case something interesting passes below. While traveling to Columbus, Ohio in November 2015 for a visit to Ohio University in Athens, this scene passed by... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2015 at Signs From Earth
My daughter Sofia Dimick’s picture shows me at National Geographic in Washington DC as we retrieved the June 2007 NGM cover that had graced my office for years. This “Big Thaw” cover picture of melting Greenland ice by James Balog helped launch his Extreme Ice Survey at Earth Vision Institute... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2015 at Signs From Earth
Poor conservation practices on farmland lead to soil erosion from water run-off. USDA/flickr My latest piece at National Geographic looks at soil erosion: Do We Treat Our Soil Like Dirt? "...We lavish attention on our food, we want to know where it came from, who grew it, and whether it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2015 at Signs From Earth
Southern Iraqi marshes before they were drained. Photo by Tor Eigeland Photos From 1967 Reveal a Lost Culture in Iraq "Try to imagine how life would change if your water supply suddenly vanished." In 1967 photographer Tor Eigeland visited the marshes of southern Iraq. The resulting photographs of this now... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2015 at Signs From Earth
Books published from previous Missouri Photo Workshops. Details here. For students at Missouri Photo Workshop 67 in Perryville, Missouri, this PDF file shows the structure and outline of my Keynote presentation of September 20, 2015. You can download at this link: Download Dimick_MPW67slides The Missouri Photo Workshop is a week-long... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2015 at Signs From Earth
Pictures from a late July 2015 trip to Iceland and Greenland. I was faculty on a National Geographic/Lindblad Expeditions trip "Along the Viking Trail" from Reykjavik to the west coast of Greenland. Amazing history of the Viking settlements in southern Greenland. The whole set is here. Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2015 at Signs From Earth
PHOTOGRAPH BY BILL INGALLS, NASA Astronauts from the International Space Station float to a safe landing in the Soyuz spacecraft in Kazakhstan, after spending six months in space. Space Station Astronauts Float to Earth in Golden Parachute The Soyuz spacecraft returned to Earth carrying an American astronaut and two Russian... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Signs From Earth
NG STAFF. SOURCE: PRISM CLIMATE GROUP, OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY In February 2015, while temperatures in the eastern U.S. were far colder than normal, mountain temperatures in the western U.S. were far warmer than normal, ranging from 7 to 13 degrees above average, hampering the buildup of snowpack. My March 4... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Signs From Earth
The picture above of the Coachella Valley showing Rancho Mirage (in the lower left) and Palm Desert California is part of a series of images from a flight I took early last summer June 25, 2014 from Los Angeles (LAX) to Washington DC (IAD). This was a commercial flight, window... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at Signs From Earth
PHOTOGRAPH BY GODDARD SCIENTIFIC VISUALIZATION STUDIO, NASA This satellite image of the Arctic ice cap shows the extent of summer sea ice in 2012, compared with summer sea ice in 1979 (yellow outline), when satellites first observed the area. Now about half of the ice cap melts in summer due... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Signs From Earth
Now that oil prices have dropped to levels not seen since 2009, helped by a flood of oil flowing from hydraulic fracturing or fracking wells in North Dakota and Texas, it's time to ask the question: How long can the U.S. oil boom last? Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at Signs From Earth
This week scientists released some new pictures of retreating glaciers in Greenland, comparing them for the first time with pictures taken about 80 years ago. The top image taken in summer 2013 shows ice retreat af about two miles compared to the bottom picture taken in summer 1935. These pictures... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at Signs From Earth
Lakeview: Barry Wilmore of the International Space Station took this view on December 7, 2014. The Great Lakes are at top, Chicago and Lake Michigan clearly seen at far upper left. Photo: NASA Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2014 at Signs From Earth
RFK Stadium and Anacostia River in foreground, looking west towards Potomac River. US Capitol and National Mall in center upper right. 6:28 p.m. October 31, 2014. Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at Signs From Earth
Where Food Begins is the poster theme for World Soils Day 2014, which begins the 2015 World Year of Soils. Why soils you might ask? Get the scoop here: The Dirt on Dirt. Why our life depends on it. "Where Food Begins" graced the cover of National Geographic six years... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at Signs From Earth
Enroute from Chicago to Des Moines, Monday, October 13, 2014. Dennis Dimick/flickr Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2014 at Signs From Earth
Wheat planted in research plots at CIMMYT, the international Maize and Wheat Improvement Center in Mexico. By Dora Maus, flickr Creative Commons My October 3, 2014 piece at National Geographic on the need for a renewed public commitment to agricultural research if we are to meet food needs of a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Signs From Earth
"...when we debate population, it's important to also discuss the impact—the how we live—of the population equation. While new projections of even higher world population in the decades ahead are cause for concern, we should be equally concerned about—and be willing to address—the increasing effects of resource consumption and its waste." Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Signs From Earth
Attention Photographers Attending VISA pour l'image 2014: Picture editors from National Geographic will be reviewing portfolios in Perpignan at the Palais de Congres. Dennis Dimick and Todd James will be on the 7th floor Wednesday (9/3) and Thursday (9/4) from 1330 to 1630 and Friday (9/5) from 1300-1500. If you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Signs From Earth
If You Think the Water Crisis Can't Get Worse, Wait Until the Aquifers Are Drained We're pumping irreplaceable groundwater to counter the drought. When it's gone, the real crisis begins. Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at Signs From Earth
20 image iPhone panorama of Lake Tahoe from 30,000 feet Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Signs From Earth