Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Oregon Photographer Documents Impacts of Climate Change

Check out this breathtaking audio slide show of climate change impacts from around the world, by Oregon photojournalist Gary Braasch. His new book Earth Under Fire comes out today.

It’s a hard cover, coffee table book that’s filled with his pictures from around the world documenting the physical changes that have accompanied global warming.

I've seen the shots of glaciers disappearing, and thought about what this portends for the hundreds of millions of people around the world whose drinking and agricultural water comes from mountain glaciers. But the shot of people in Bangladesh - which lies so close to sea level - really made it joltingly clear how serious a humanitarian crisis rising sea levels are going to cause unless we get on the ball reducing humanity's carbon emissions.

As they say, a picture tells...

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