Melting ice at the poles, forest fires, heat waves, floods: These images are related to a warming world and need to be addressed by finding solutions.
Coinciding with the United Nations World Climate Change Conference (COP26), the unbalanced climate we are witnessing reminds us that we need to be more concerned about global warming. Despite all the concerns, the outbreak of the Corona virus has shown that working together can make a difference in the world.
Sometimes all it takes is a photo to be a spark to do something great. In these cases, a collection of photos shows us how bad the situation is. More importantly, it is the photographs that generate ideas. In short, images can change the world.
Some of these images clearly show the severity of the condition. For example, the image of a dying coral on a large coral wall, along with an older image, shows how beautiful and vibrant a coral can be. Some inspiring images have the ability to not only make people think about the problem, but also bring about positive change.
However, there is hope. Nature is flexible, and given the opportunities that arise, we will be able to improve its conditions.
Let’s take a look at a collection of images of the effects of global warming.
Oleg Shecherbakov, 37, a local volunteer firefighter in Kyurliakh, Russia. He is less than 400 meters away from the fire, trying to push his motorcycle through heavy clouds of smoke.
A woman faints from heat during a Hindu pilgrimage to the western desert of Pakistan. Extreme heat causes more deaths worldwide. This gap between who endures and who does not endure is highlighted.
The mother humpback whale and her calves cross the island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean. The humpback whale population became extinct in the first half of the twentieth century through commercial fishing. Commercial whaling ended in the early 1970s.
Melting water creates grooves in an iceberg in Antarctica. Icebergs have always been melting, but the Antarctic Peninsula is one of the fastest warming places on Earth. The region is projected to heat more than 2 degrees Fahrenheit (1.1 degrees Celsius) in the next 20 years.
In Nairobi, Kenya, John Cheg and Amos Kimani roam the Karura Forest, the city’s largest forest. They are launching new electric motors that have recently been launched as part of a pilot project to reduce air pollution, improve national energy security and create green jobs.
Workers on a street in New Delhi, India, eat mosquitoes to prevent the spread of diseases such as dengue, malaria and chikungunya. As the temperature rises, the risk of mosquito-borne diseases increases.
In August, a Caldor fire broke out in Lake Tahoe, California. Firefighters tried to protect homes and shelters with CAL FIRE and other fire departments. About 1,000 buildings, more than 700 of which were homes, were destroyed.
The Karlen family has been running an ice cave in the Swiss Ron Glacier since 1988, but as the ice began to melt, a new idea came to them – they covered part of the glacier with woolen blankets that had been exposed to sunlight for eight years. Reflects.
Deadly floods caused by historic rains swept through Germany in July. This photo, shared by Cologne officials on Twitter, shows the flood in Erftstadt-Blessem. It rained for about two months in one day. It swept many homes, killing 170 people
Stunning research shows that by 2040, 70 to 90% of coral reefs will die. Who is guilty? Rising sea temperatures have hampered coral survival. Rocks coexist subtly with algae, which provide nutrients for corals. Algae are very sensitive to heat, and their death leads to the destruction of corals.
In September, homeboats anchor in a narrow strip of water on Lake Oroville, California. At the time, the lake had only 23 percent of its capacity because of severe drought in the area. During the summer, the western United States suffers from deadly heat, severe drought, and so on.
Families dine at their flooded home in central Java, Indonesia. For more than 40 years, they have witnessed the disappearance of their productive agricultural lands under the sea.
The Algae Cultivation Center is a 1,600-square-foot building inside the Technical University of Munich that is designed to use algae to produce biocroses and other chemicals. Scientists can recreate the weather with highly efficient LED lights and clear glass.
In Zurich, Switzerland, a car built by Climeworks emits carbon dioxide directly from the air. This car is an attempt to reduce climate change. First, air is drawn into the collector with a fan and then it absorbs a CO2 filter.
Transporting passengers in the sky without fossil fuels is very challenging, especially for long flights. For shorter flights, many companies, including Wisk, are designing electric aircraft. Wisk aircraft can fly without a pilot.
A palm oil field grown at Caimpugan Peatswamp in the Philippines. There is a great demand for palm oil all over the world, which is produced from the fruit of oil palm trees. This versatile oil can be used in everything from cooking to shampooing, but it is also a major cause of deforestation.
A biologist becomes emotional by calming down a otter that dies from the blooms of a poisonous algae on a sandy beach in Homer, Alaska. Like many northern regions, Alaska warms twice as fast as the global average, providing ideal conditions for damage to the surrounding seas.
A woman encounters strong winds during a seasonal sandstorm in Beijing, China. Scientists believe that desertification and climate change play a role in their frequency and severity. Greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels and the resulting climate change produce toxic air.