About the Author

Melissa Fleming is an artist and writer focused on nature and the environment. Her artwork, which has been exhibited, published, and collected internationally, is largely an exploration of the transient and often unseen aspects of the natural world. She is also the author of The Weather Gamut, a website that discusses all things related to weather and climate change. Researching the ways art can impact opinions on environmental issues, she has been a speaker 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 Fleming on Pika Glacier, Alaska.