Elza Bouhassira, Author at State of the Planet

Elza Bouhassira

Elza Bouhassira is a graduate of the Columbia University-Sciences Po Dual BA Program where she studied the social sciences and sustainable development. As an undergrad, she was a staff photographer at the Columbia Daily Spectator. Follow her on Instagram: @ebouhphoto

Recent Posts

Letting Enchantment Lead the Way: Iceland’s Hidden Folk and Environmental Protection

A new book explores the world of wonder contained in Icelandic myth, and considers how it might spill out of storybook pages and into real life.

by Gísli Pálsson |January 19, 2023

Reflections on Visits to Pakistan

A conservation biologist writes about his trips to Pakistan over the last 30 years, reflecting on challenges, growth, and connections made over time.

by Marc Foggin |November 30, 2022

How the Rejected Chilean Constitution Would Have Protected Glaciers

In early September, Chileans voted against adopting a new constitution that, among other wide-ranging provisions, would have provided greater protections for the country’s glaciers.

by Marcos Mendoza |October 6, 2022

Abandoned Landscapes and Impermanent Places: Tom Kizzia’s ‘Cold Mountain Path’

Author Tom Kizzia’s 2021 book dives into the history of a town awash in Alaskan legend, telling a story that tries to capture the fascination that many Alaskans feel about the state.

by Alena Zhang and Elza Bouhassira |July 6, 2022

‘When Glaciers Go’ Producer Tashi Bista Speaks with GlacierHub

The documentary When Glaciers Go tells the story of a family in Upper Mustang, Nepal as they adapt to societal transformations brought about by climate change.

by Tsechu Dolma |November 16, 2020

Clark Glacier Commemorated at Funeral in Oregon

In mid-October, Oregon’s Clark glacier was honored with a funeral and calls to protect the state’s often overlooked glaciers.

by |October 27, 2020

New Storm King Art Exhibit Features Glass, Marble, and Glacial History

Artist Martha Tuttle speaks on her project, titled ‘a stone that thinks of Enceladus,’ and its connection to the glacial landforms of the Hudson Valley.

by |October 7, 2020

Timelines Project Paints the Lines of Glacier Retreat

Artist Fabian Oefner used drones and long-exposure photography to paint light trails on two Swiss glaciers, creating glowing lines that bring the glaciers’ dramatic retreats into high relief.

by |September 24, 2020

A Look at Climate-Caused Harms Unfolding in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca

Focusing on ice loss, glacier hazards, and water variability due to climate change, a new study highlights challenges for communities in Peru’s mountain cryosphere systems.

by |August 26, 2020

Capturing the North Cascades

Photographer Stephen Matera talks to GlacierHub about his series of photographs on the Washington State mountain range.

by |July 14, 2020