Climate change in the last twenty years has continuously imposed itself into our lives as a “guest of stone.” While climate skeptics continue to deny this reality, there are those who think that man is responsible for this new reality. Droughts, hurricanes of greater intensity, strange weather patterns and the new phenomena of melting polar ice is raising sea levels at an alarming rate that tells us the situation continues to deteriorate.
The planet Earth, our common home, along with its human inhabitants have been the subject of stories by members of the VII Photo agency over several decades.
On the eve of the international conference on climate change, COP 21, to be held in Paris, France from November 30 to December 11, VII Photo will post a photo a day that narrate events related to climate change or human action which both directly and indirectly have had a decisive influence on the environment.
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Photo by @donaldweber / VII. Sula Qunangat, 25, and Todd-Robert, ten years old.
In the Arctic language, there is a word, “quniqjuk,” which means the indistinct horizon of the unknown future. Standing in the snow, amidst this indistinct horizon, renowned Inuit filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk, in his soft spoken, yet very blunt way, offered this: “The Inuit are the only people to go from the Stone Age to the Digital Age in one generation.” What happens in one generation, what happens when “The System” (as Zach called it) makes it’s appearance at the proverbial ice edge? A once semi-nomadic tribe, subsumed by the light of the global future – iPad’s, mobile phones, televisions – this new light, not the light of the seal oil lamps so favored by Robert Flaherty in the 1920s, has come. What is the new Inuit reality? [..continued in comments] by viiphoto http://ift.tt/1TjxQKP