About the Author

Working at the intersection of art and science, Melissa Fleming is both an environmental communicator and visual artist. Her artwork, which has been exhibited and collected internationally, is largely an exploration of the transient and often unseen aspects of the natural world. She is also the author and creator of The Weather Gamut, a blog that discusses all things related to weather and climate change. Researching the ways art and science interact, she has presented at a variety of venues, including national and international conferences for both art and science.

Melissa received an MFA from the Parsons School of Design and a science-based Master Naturalist Certificate from Cornell University. She is a member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA), and serves as a Mentor with the Climate Reality Project. She lives and works in New York City.

Melissa at the edge of Byron Glacier in Alaska.

Melissa at the edge of Byron Glacier in Alaska.