Everyday Climate Change

I am a regular contributing photographer to the @EverydayClimateChange Instagram feed. Everyday Climate Change, founded by James Whitlow Delano, isa collaborative Instagram feed that launched in January 2015. It features work from photographers who share images made across the seven continents. The feed presents visual evidence that climate change doesn't just happen "over there", but that it's happening "right here". Everyday Climate Change not only documents effects, but also discusses and presents adaptations and solutions to mitigate global warming on our world.

Photographers include: Amnon Gutman, Ashley Crowther, Balaz Gardi , Caroline Bennet , Ed Kashi, Frank Vogel, Gideon Mendel , James Whitlow Delano, Janet Jarman, JB Russell, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert, Katharina Hesse, Luc Forsyth, John Novis, Mark Peterson, Matilde Gattoni, Nina Berman , Sara Terry, Sean Gallagher , Vlad Sokhin 

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Photo by Ashley Crowther @ashleycrowtherorg for @everydayclimatechange: Interisland migration occurring in real-time on the island nation of #Kiribati, located in the Pacific Ocean. Kiribati is often dubbed as one of the most vulnerable nations on the planet to #climatechange and sea level rise, as its average elevation is only 2-3 metres above sea level. Many of the remote outer islands are feeling the impacts of climate change already; underground-freshwater lenses being contaminated by salt from rising sea levels and dramatic shoreline erosion from higher tides and extreme weather events. These, amongst other socio-economic factors, are pushing people to migrate to the more urbanised centre of Tarawa Island where resources are more readily available. However, migration to Tarawa is causing a plethora of issues from excess waste, both consumer and human; increasing pressure on limited freshwater resources; crowded and underdeveloped housing; and, health problems, such as diabetes, from increased consumption of processed foods. As the impacts of climate change increase, international migration from Kiribati has been posed as part of an adaptive strategy. However, the social, cultural, political, and environmental implications of international migration are in unknown territory and must be deeply discussed on all levels. #everydayclimatechange #globalwarming #climatechangeisreal #everydayeverywhere #environment #pacificisland #asiapacific #pacific #micronesia

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Photo by Ashley Crowther @ashleycrowtherorg for @everydayclimatechange: Quite often climate change and its associated impacts are discussed and debated in a way where it is framed as a distant issue. This type of thinking has in many ways effectively resulted in an apathetic attitude towards the topic by many politicians, decision makers, and businesses. However, climate change and its associated impacts are affecting people across the planet, right now. Pictured, the Buddhist Nun’s, close by to their Nunnery, are standing on a canal that has not seen water for three years. The main spring that the Nun’s depended on has gone completely dry. They now have to pipe and carry water from a source almost five kilometres away, but even this will run out before the long, and harsh Himalayan winter. Many of the springs that so many communities in the Himalayas rely on are going dry due to a lack of snowfall during the winter. As climate change intensifies snowfall in the region has decreased dramatically resulting in less snowmelt to recharge springs and retreating glaciers. Increasingly, in an area that has seen little political conflict or interference so hundreds of years, there are reports that many villages are fighting over who have the rights to particular sources of water. This is climate change world leaders. #everydayclimatechange #climatechange #india #southasia #himalayas #globalwarming #climatechangeisreal #everydayindia #everydayasia #environment #water

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