Living Room Revolution
24 Nov 2009
Earth is unique and precious, Christina Hutchins reminds us in Climate Change: Our Warming World, a photo-book with a mission.
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‘We stand on the threshold of transforming the Earth. In coming decades we may either continue on our current path and cause dangerous warming of our world, or as a global community, we can come together in a bid for change.’ Susan Sarandon, actress.
Earth is unique and precious, Christina Hutchins reminds us in Climate Change: Our Warming World, a photo-book with a mission. Earth’s climate is changing, humans are responsible and it is already directly affecting many people’s lives. The book is here to bring that truth into our living rooms and move us to play our part in amending it.
Shocking statistics are woven into a straight-forward but engaging account of human behaviour and its implications. Testimonials from those already being affected by climate change bring the hard reality home. With both magnificent and stark images, the publication offers an adequately detailed overview of the subject, that is easy to grasp.
The author reveals all the major impacts that climate change is having and is likely to have, as it affects our natural cycles, ecosystems and a vast array of species, including us. Despite the sobering nature of what it presents, in its photography and content, the book captures artistic brilliance and the excellence of science.
Climate Change: Our Warming World therefore exposes an alarming irony: our current inability to harness our potential and ensure our survival. It is a strange paradox ñ to marvel at a beautiful portrait of a glittering mass of Arctic ice, while knowing that the melt-water pouring from it symbolises the greatest threat humanity has ever faced.
However, a solutions’ section shows we can turn the situation around. ‘The technologies exist to power and protect our world,’ Christina affirms. ‘What is needed is the will to create the change required.’ The premise is that ‘only if the world’s people take action as a global movement, may change occur in time.’
The book closes with a call to action. What we need, the author points out, is to act now with co-operation, a sense of responsibility and selflessness. Whether it is society, business or government, in all of these places there are people, ‘and it’s the world’s people who hold the earth’s future in their hands.’
Climate Change: Our Warming World,
by Christina Hutchins. ISBN 9781906136314
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Activists at the United Nations
Climate Change Conference in Bali, 2007
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