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Climate change in 10 photos

By GREENPEACE

“A picture is worth a thousand words”, they say. Climate change is becoming increasingly strong and leaves us with incredible images. We do not want to depress you because we are entering the weekend but sometimes the impact is the only way to raise awareness about problems. SEE these photos that show the consequences of climate change in the world and act. You will begin the rest feeling much better if you do some action to take care of the environment.


1- Drought in Maharashtra

The Khomnal Pond in Maharashtra serves mainly to replenish groundwater reserves in the city. This pond has never been dry at any time of the year. However, in March 2016, it dried completely.

Drought in Maharashtra

2- Forest fire in Sumatra

The tropical forest caught fire due to the effects of "El Niño". In this photo you can see two children sitting on a wooden raft in a lake surrounded by smoke.

Forest fire in Sumatra

3- Remains of polar bear on an island in the north of Norway.

By the state of his teeth, he is likely to have died of starvation. The thaw caused by climate change means that polar bears have to travel ever wider distances to feed, so they starve to death.

Remains of polar bear on an island in the north of Norway.

4-Dead Kangaroo - Drought Documentation in Australia

A gray kangaroo dies near the route. In times of drought, animals have to approach the road to feed because the condensation of the cement makes the grass grow better.

Dead Kangaroo - Drought Documentation in Australia

5-Dramatic disappearance of glaciers in 80 years.

Photographer Christian Aslund was aboard the ship Rainbow Warrior when he took a series of photos to document the retreat of the glaciers. Compared with previous images, the Blomstrandbreen glacier (in Svalbard) had retracted almost 2 kilometers since 1928. And they lost 35 meters per year since 1960.

In this photo we see Erika Augustinsson of Greenpeace holding a photo archive and comparing it with the same view as the 1928 take.

Dramatic disappearance of glaciers in 80 years.

6-Flood in the construction of a dam in Brazil

Trees fallen during a flood caused by the construction of a dam on the Araguari River north of Macapa.

Flood in the construction of a dam in Brazil

7- Forest fires in the Irkutsk region

Every year in Russia, 5 to 6 million hectares of forests are burned. In 2016 that number amounted to 9 million. The fire is destroying one of the areas with the most trees in the world: the Russian taiga. Fires release huge masses of carbon and this increases climate change and threatens thousands of communities around the world.

Forest fires in the Irkutsk region

8- Fields flooded after Hurricane Matthew in Florida

The hurricane killed hundreds of people in the Caribbean and left more than 1 million people without power alone in Florida.

Fields flooded after Hurricane Matthew in Florida

9- Bleaching of coral reefs

The white color of the anemones indicate that they are dying. They are also victims of rising temperatures in Indonesia's oceans.

Bleaching of coral reefs

10- One fox hunts for another

This image of Dan Gutoski was the winner of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award.

The scene was captured in Wapusk National Park of Canada and shows two foxes. The red fox on the left devours the corpse of an Arctic fox which has just been hunted.

One of the impacts of climate change is the lack of food for species, which forces them to move to new habitats. As the temperature increases, red foxes invade the Arctic Foxes territory, entering into open competition and, in some cases, attacking each other.

One fox hunts for another

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