Photographer James Whitlow Delano has set up an Instagram page called Everyday Climate Change to share contemporary images of the impact of climate change around the world:
“I had been documenting the large-scale environmental consequences in East Asia as a result of the rapid development here. The air in China had become thick enough to cut with a knife. The deserts there are expanding. Oil palm is leading to massive deforestation in equatorial Southeast Asia. Larger and larger storms are hitting coastal areas in the region, too. I felt that magnitude of the problem leading to climate change was not being addressed.”
Delano’s own images of drought-stricken landscapes, retreating glaciers, polluted landscapes and flooded human settlements help to bring home the reality of our current predicament.