We recently came across a visual essay on the blog of Franke James, a Canadian artist and writer working to address climate change through creative communication projects. It's a great example of effective citizen media -- a simple, honest, personal expression about a global concern. The narrative is at once funny, beautiful, a touch cynical, and a little sad -- definitely worth a slow scroll-through. James describes the alien experience of a snow-free Canadian winter -- a green winter -- and the willingness with which we forget about looming climate change when for a moment the weather does what it's "supposed" to do and January becomes, if only temporarily, a familiar shade of white.
Some excerpts are printed below and the entire thing can be found here.
very nice, very sad, we know it too well, in every corner of this small world it´s recognized.
Please visit this, and hear Max´ and Stacy´s podcast:
(very, very informative and funny too !!!)
Greetings from the Southern of Germany (we had snow
for a few days, now rapidly melting in the "spring"-sun of early february.