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This is a beautiful book, “100 Places to Remember Before they Disappear”, is a collection of 100 photos, by some of the best photographers, of places around the world at risk of disappearing or threatened by climate change. These are based on reports from UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Some are surprising, scary even – Chicago could experience a significant increase in flooding and heatwaves due to global warming.
The images are striking. In Western Hudson Bay, Canada, the Polar Bear population is expected to decline by 30% in the next 30-50 years, and there is already a reduction in the survival rate of the bears.
Climate change also poses a serious threat to the Maldives, 80% of the country is less than 1m above sea level. In the last 15 years, the sea level in the ocean surrounding the Maldives has risen by 4.5cm. And with almost all of the human settlements, vital infrastructure and industries located close to the coast, this is a serious threat.
The book is available for purchase online, and the images were a part of a large outdoor exhibit recently in Copenhagen.