July 11 2019 - 19:22

In recent years, a vast range of solutions to climate change have surfaced. Unfortunately, these policies and technologies have far outpaced public opinion. ⠀ ⠀ There are myriad reasons for this stasis. Many people do not physically see or experience climate change. Powerful interests in industry, politics and finance want to maintain the status quo and cast doubt on the well-quantified knowledge of science. Media treatment of climate change can be muddled, or not as compelling as it needs to be to get people’s attention. Built into our human minds and social systems is a fundamental resistance to new information, ideas and behaviors. It all adds up to a terribly slow social reaction to the clear and present danger of climate change.⠀ ⠀ But I believe that photographic expression and evidence can break down barriers of mental resistance. This one is by my friend and colleague @iammattkennedy.