climate change design media

Living with a changing climate

There’s a neat interactive feature in the Guardian today that’s well worth a browse. It tells the stories of a series of people whose lives are being affected by climate change, right around the world – a vineyard owner who has to plant higher up the hill each year to get a decent harvest; a Colorado woodsman who has helplessly watched the pine beetles destroy his livelihood; a Russian man who has to keep raising the floor in his family’s home to avoid the damp, and now has to duck to get through the door.

I think it really captures the creeping reality of climate change that is often lost amidst the headlines. The debate is often framed around worse-case scenarios and extremes, but on the ground it is slow, relentless and almost imperceptible, gently testing and straining against the lifestyles we have created for ourselves.

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to Yahoo BuzzAdd to Newsvine

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: