Images of a Big Island

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Most afternoons on Orpheus Is.huge rainsqualls would pass between the island and the mainland and often there were some quite cool cloud formations with them.

I shot this image more because of the rain in the distance and when I first looked at it on screen it didn’t really excite me that much. While I was playing around with it, I began to see potential and I finally arrived at what you see here.

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 As I was looking at this image,phrases began to run through my head like ‘climate change’, ‘sea-level rise’ and ‘extreme weather’!

If Glaciers and Ice-caps continue to melt at the current rate, this could be a depressingly familiar sight to many island nations and coastal  communities world-wide, as the sea slowly &  insidiously creeps over their land.Unfortunately, now, the option of walking inland to the next higher caves doesn’t exist!

The evidence is there and the scientific community, who study these things continuously are pretty much in agreement that human activity is accelerating the changes faster than would normally happen.

Yet,,Governments and big Multi-Nationals continue to argue,dither and generally do sweet F.A.!!

A couple of worrying signs are that Conservative governments which have just recently been put into power in Victoria & Qld are dismantling  and winding back climate change initiatives that were put in place by previous governments because “they cost too much”!

In the meantime it’s full steam ahead for the coal industry, they can’t dig it up and sell it overseas fast enough! Burning huge amounts of coal & other fossil fuels is one of the biggest contributors to climate change, isn’t it??

There is something definately wrong with this picture!

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