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16.09.2011

 

Compelling portraits of climate change - a book to fight disinterest in the face of environmental catastrophes

Shocking portraits of people who have to live with the consequences of global warming.

One of the most severe floods in the history of the region destroyed the home and business of Yang Gengbao and his wife from the Guangxi province in China.

Due to the enormous degree of desiccation of the Tschadsea, Abakar Maydocou Mahamt can no longer survive as a fisherman.

Margaret Aliurtuq Nickerson from Westalaska will have to leave her village of Newtok soon, because the soil in the permafrost-zone is thawing and both houses and streets are caving in.
The climate of our planet is warming up due to greenhouse gas emissions. While the experts are still discussing potential consequences and the politicians seem powerless to do anything about it, many people are already suffering the effects of global warming.

In 2009, Mathias Braschler (*1969 at Aarau) and Monika Fischer (*1971 in St. Galler Rheintal) travelled to 16 countries all over the world and photographed and interviewed people, whose existence is endangered by global warming and climate change.


Schicksale des Klimawandels
By Mathias Braschler, Monika Fischer, text by Jonathan Watts, design by Peter Zimmermann
German, 2011. 144 pages, 60 coloured images.
22,70 x 24,60 cm
available via mail-order
German version: ISBN 978-3-7757-2806-5
English version: ISBN 978-3-7757-2807-2.