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A Green Winter: A Citizen's Take on Global Warming
Sarah Rich, 2 Feb 07
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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.

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Hi Sarah,

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 !!!)

http://karmabanqueradio.com/
Karmabanque Radio

Greetings from the Southern of Germany (we had snow
for a few days, now rapidly melting in the "spring"-sun of early february.

Karl-Georg


Posted by: Karl-Georg Loehle on 3 Feb 07



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