INSTAGRAM is not only the home of duckface selfies, pugs wearing sweaters, and gigantic tatoos, it’s also a powerful tool for art, journalism, and activism.
By gathering pictures of the effects of climate change from professional and amateur photographers, the people behind #everydayclimatechange are trying to open everyone’s eyes to the suffering climate change is causing. Those who have been denying what our planet is going through will get a run for their money.
Feature image: Sean Gallagher for Everyday Climate Change
Flaring from shale gas drilling operations turns the night sky orange at a farm in northeastern Pennsylvania. USA where the rush to exploit shale has has turned farmland jnto gas fields. A 2011 report in Climate Change written by Robert w. Howarth, Renee Santoro and Anthony Ingraffea evaluated the greenhouse footprint of natural gas obtained by high-volume hydraulic fracturing from shale formations and found that the methane emissions have a 20% greater greenhouse gas footprint than coal operations. These findings challenge industry arguments that fracking and natural gas is a cleaner energy solution. Photo by Nina Berman @nina_berman @noorimages #climatechangeisreal #fracking #methane #shalegas @everydayeverywhere #everydayclimatechange #frackoff #marcellusshale
#Repost Photo by @zondafotos Claudio Gutiérrez for @everydayclimatechange My little Giuli looking water in an area of Potrerillos dam which at this time of summer should be covered by the meltwater from the Andes. Mendoza is for the fifth straight year water crisis by the lack of snow in the mountains. Mi pequeña Giuli busca agua en una zona de dique Potrerillos el cual en esta epoca del verano debería estar cubierto por el agua de deshielo de la Cordillera de Los Andes. Mendoza se encuentra por quinto año seguido en Crisis Hidrica por la falta de nevadas en sus montañas. Photo by @zondafotos Claudio Gutiérrez Thanks for sharing, @zondafotos! Welcome to our version of #followfriday #ff! We're going to feature one photo hashtagged with #everydayclimatechange on occasional days, not just Fridays, that does not come from our regular contributors! #everydaylatinamerica #everydayeverywhere #fotoperiodismo #photojournalism #Mendoza #Argentina #pressphoto #globalwarming #calentamientoglobal #climatechange #cambioclimatico #Potrerillos #crisishidrica #losandes #everydayclimatechange #samsungmobile #igersmendoza #igers Check out our friends @everydayAfrica @everydayLatinAmerica @everydayUSA @everydayIran @everydayEverywhere @azdarya @everydayMiddleEast
Photo by @edkashi/@viiphoto: Locals go about their routines, stepping over garbage heaps that burn along the railroad tracks in Kaduna, Nigeria. According to a Sept. 2014 Climate Central article, 1.1 billion tons, or around 40% of the world’s waste is disposed of by burning in open fires. The emissions that come from these fires release harmful pollutants into the air that damage the #environment and impact #climatechange. #Africa #Nigeria
Photo by @edkashi/@viiphoto: In an Ogoniland village in the Niger Delta, an unattended oil wellhead that had been leaking for weeks has turned into a raging inferno. This #environmentaldisaster effects the crops, water, and air for locals forcing farmers and fishermen out of work, amplifying tensions between locals and the oil companies. Oil fires like this one emit large amounts of carbons into the atmosphere, degrading air quality and contributing to #globalwarming. This is one example of the adverse impacts of resource extraction on our climate. #climatechange #getinvolved
Photo by Vlad Sokhin/Panos Pictures @lens_pacific for @everydayclimatechange : Peia Kararaua, 16, swims in the flooded area of Aberao village that is located in Tarawa atoll, Kiribati. Kiribati is one of the countries most affected by sea level rise. During high tide many villages become inundated making large parts of the villages uninhabitable. #climatechange #globalwarming #climatechangeisreal #Oceania #Micronesia #Pacific #Kiribati #Tarawa @panospictures