The news about climate refugees are alternating sequences of frightening numbers and apocalyptic landscapes that obscure the real face of the problem: the disfigured human fates.
Climate change is threatening not only geographical locations, but also people, at many different places around Earth; a banal, yet important truth that Barbara Dombrowski’s art aims to highlight.
Contrasts engender confusion and curiosity, but first of all, they make us think: when we encounter the plight of drought-stricken Tanzania in images displayed on a melting wall of ice, we are involuntarily reminded of the complexity and the inexorable interdependence of the systems that compose
And that’s exactly Barbara Dombrowski’s objective. She exhibits her photos worldwide, juxtaposing portraits of African peasants robbed of their land by soil erosion and Greenland fishermen with dwindling catches caused by warming seas – victims of climate change from five continents stare us in the face to make us recognise the human face of the terrifying future.
For the first time ever, living polyps were discovered in Mediterranean coral colonies that were previously thought to be completely dead by researchers who published their finding in the periodical Science Advances.
The oceans play a very important role in controlling Earth’s climate. New research has shown that the planet’s five oceans absorb much more carbon dioxide, one of the gases responsible for the greenhouse effect, than previously thought.
According to a study published in the International Journal of Climatology, Israel’s average temperature has been rising continuously since the proclamation of the Middle Eastern state in 1948, but over the last thirty years the rate of warming has also increased.
Temperatures are rising much faster than the global average in the region of the Mediterranean Sea, and this represents a threat to the food and water resources of the region, researchers have warned in a new study.
More than a quarter of all mammals are threatened with extinction.
Between 1 May and 30 August, higher than ever temperatures have been measured in 29 countries, on almost 400 occasions in the Northern Hemisphere.
The French falconer Jacques-Olivier Travers has surveyed the glaciers of the Alps using a camera attached to a white-tailed eagle.
The ice floe that the German research boat will be attached to as it drifts around the Arctic for almost a year on the most important Arctic expedition ever has been selected.
Data from European climate researchers indicates that this year’s was the warmest September since the Copernicus Climate Change Service began keeping regular records of meteorological data in 1981.
If the current trend continues, oceanic wildlife is in grave danger.