climatestories Photos & Videos

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“The last time it properly rained during the monsoon season here was in 2011. Since then, there has hardly been any rainfall. When it used to rain here, the water from rainwater channels along the Kirthar Range would flow into Lake Manchar and add clean water to it. Now nothing like that happens because there is no rain. We are stuck neck deep in this toxic lake water. We have left it all up to God now.” – Irfan Ali Lakho, a local activist and resident of Manchar. . . . . Photo by Haya Fatima Iqbal @highyafatimaiqbal @insidenatgeo #portrait #climatekahani #climatechange #climate #climatechangeisreal #climatestories #pakistan #sindh #mancharlake #waterscarcity #beautiful #photos #photography #travelphotography #travelblogger #travelphotos #hues

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Thousands of acres of once fertile land have now gone barren. About 40 varieties of indigenous fish have disappeared from Manchar lake. In the early 1990s, around 80,000 people used to live close to the lake. Now, only 20,000 to 30,000 people live here. People have been forced to migrate to other coastal areas in Sindh and Balochistan in search of work and clean water. Manchar was the largest freshwater lake in the country, but now the situation is such that people living around it have to buy drinking water. . . . . Photo by Haya Fatima Iqbal @highyafatimaiqbal @insidenatgeo #goldenhour #sunset #phonephotography #climatekahani #climatechange #climate #climatechangeisreal #climatestories #pakistan #sindh #mancharlake #waterscarcity #beautiful #photos #photography #travelphotography #travelblogger #travelphotos #hues

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“By 1996, the lake changed for us forever. The color of the water changed, and the water wasn’t drinkable any more. It took us two to three years to fully realize the damage that had been done to Manchar,” says Maula Bux Mullah, a community activist who has worked to raise awareness about the pollution of Lake Manchar over the years. Manchar is one of Asia's largest freshwater lakes. Due to the direct disposal of wastewater, the lake has become highly contaminated and in 2017 its water was declared 'unfit for drinking'. . . . . Photo by Haya Fatima Iqbal @highyafatimaiqbal @insidenatgeo #lake #sunset #phonephotography #climatekahani #climatechange #climate #climatechangeisreal #climatestories #pakistan #sindh #mancharlake #waterscarcity #beautiful #photos #photography #travelphotography #travelblogger #travelphotos #hues

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Things are very different now. In the late 1970s, the Pakistani government built a network of channels to deal with the water logging and salinity issues faced by agricultural lands along the Indus River. This network of channels was to be built on the right bank of the Indus, and was thus called the Right Bank Outfall Drain (RBOD). However, after nearly 2 decades, the project has yet to be completed. . . . . Photos by Haya Fatima Iqbal @highyafatimaiqbal @insidenatgeo #boat #sunset #phonephotography #climatekahani #climatechange #climate #climatechangeisreal #climatestories #pakistan #sindh #mancharlake #waterscarcity #beautiful #photos #photography #travelphotography #travelblogger #travelphotos #hues

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Up until a little over 20 years ago, Manchar was home to Siberian migratory birds in the winters that used to feed on the fish in the lake. The area around it was fertile and cultivable. Lotus flowers could be seen blooming on the surface of the lake in abundance. . . . . Photos by Haya Fatima Iqbal @highyafatimaiqbal @insidenatgeo #lake #sunset #phonephotography #climatekahani #climatechange #climate #climatechangeisreal #climatestories #pakistan #sindh #mancharlake #waterscarcity #beautiful #photos #photography #travelphotography #travelblogger #travelphotos #hues

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The water level in the traditional wells of Gadap Town has also been severely decreased due to the absence of rainfall. Previously these wells were filled up till the edges and it was easier to fetch water from them, but now various water pumping methods are used which also cost more. . . . . Photos by Bushra Jabeen @bushraajay @insidenatgeo #climatekahani #climatechange #climate #climatechangeisreal #climatestories #pakistan #sindh #desert #karachi #waterscarcity #development #dams #dried #wells #drought

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We are in Karachi now which is the largest city of Pakistan, located in the province of Sindh. Karachi is a combination of urban and rural areas, which both get affected due to climate change. Gadap Town is situated in the northwestern part of Karachi and is considered one of the rural areas. After the city experienced a major drought from 2014 to 2017, the rainfed dams, such as the Thaddo Dam in Gadap Town completely dried up. Earlier, these dams used to refresh water channels of nearby areas, providing people with an ample supply of water. However, since the drought, the dams have become completely parched. . . . . Photos and Video by Bushra Jabeen @bushraajay @insidenatgeo #climatekahani #climatechange #climate #climatechangeisreal #climatestories #pakistan #sindh #desert #karachi #waterscarcity #development #dams #drieddam #rivers #drought

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“Karachi is one such city where we ourselves have imported the Conocarpus erectus, planted it everywhere, developed a monoculture and thus allowed the alien species to invade and spread all over the city, destroying the indigenous species in the process. The development of such monocultures has led to the ongoing destruction of the indigenous ecosystem.” – Dr. Syed Jamil Hasan Kazmi, Meritorious Professor, Department of Geography at University of Karachi. . . . . @insidenatgeo #climatekahani #climatechange #climate #climatechangeisreal #climatestories #pakistan #sindh #desert #karachi #jamilkazmi #waterscarcity #development #indigenous

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“Climate change needs to be brought to a very relatable level, where people can relate to climate change as one of their own day to day problems in their lives. We need to create an understanding on a grassroots level, explaining how one of the 4 to 6 major problems you’re facing in your life could be because of climate change. It is important to aware students of schools, colleges and universities about the climate change. In Pakistan, we’ve completely depoliticized our students, they need to take to the streets, make demands and make climate change a national and security issue. We need to make this a national campaign where people start demanding. Climate change shouldn’t be taken as an exterior problem, it is everywhere and affecting every aspect of our lives. As long as we don’t change our lifestyles and the government don’t change its policies, nothing is going to be changed.” – Farhan Anwar, Urban Planner, Pakistan . . . . @insidenatgeo #climatekahani #climatechange #climate #climatechangeisreal #climatestories #pakistan #sindh #desert #karachi #farhananwar #waterscarcity #development #urbanplanner

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Awareness, knowledge and information are very important for community resilience. We must acknowledge, identify and address the problems that we face due to climate change. It is important to mobilize our communities, develop community networks that may help in spreading awareness, educating people on what lifestyle changes they can make and providing assistance to bounce back even stronger in the face of disaster. Essentially it is also important to understand that you cannot stop a natural disaster by your preparedness but it is very important to have the capacity to bounce back. – Farhan Anwar, Urban Planner, Pakistan. . . . . @insidenatgeo #climatekahani #climatechange #climate #climatechangeisreal #climatestories #pakistan #sindh #desert #karachi #farhananwar #waterscarcity #development #indigenous

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I haven’t posted in 5 days, which is 500 years in IG-time - so here I am, “recycling” content, and asking for your help! 🙋🏻‍♀️⁣ ⁣ 🌎 I realized that I haven’t shared much about my time in environmental education - and with only about 10 years left to reverse the climate crisis, it’s time to start talking about it!⁣ ⁣ 💻 I’m updating my website to share these stories, ideas, and research ( #linkinbio if you’d like to see). ⁣ ⁣ 📰 So far, it’s a combination of pieces from over the years - event coverage, blogs, posts, and news.⁣ ⁣ 💡 And I’d love to know what YOU would like to hear more about! ⁣ ⁣ 🔹 Lessons learned from my attempt at zero-waste?⁣ 🔹 How the heck this vegetarian found herself on a cattle ranch?⁣ 🔹 Ways I’ve found to “farm” in the suburbs and city?⁣ 🔹 Ecological design stories from the desert?⁣ 🔹 Hiking tales from Australia’s rainforests?⁣ 🔹 What got me started with environmentalism years ago?⁣ ⁣ 💌 Let me know and comment below - I can’t wait to hear from you!⁣ ⁣ (Aaaaand - thanks for tolerating this “filler post” so I can move on to more “real” posts 😉💛)⁣ ⁣ —⁣ ⁣ #environmentaleducation #environmentaleducator #scienceteacher #environmentalscience #environmentalstudies #environmentalism #goinggreen #zerowaste #lowwaste #recyclingideas #thriftfortheplanet #thrifty #ecology #naturecenters #naturedeficitdisorder #outdooreducator #greenyogateacher

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“Climate change is not something that we can individually solve it has to be embedded in every policy you are making. Climate change having its own ministry will not solve our problems. Climate change needs to be embedded in your energy policy, transportation policy, housing policy, natural resource management policy. It has to be in the DNA of our overall policy making, financial investment, planning and management.” – Farhan Anwar, Urban Planner, Pakistan. . . . . @insidenatgeo #climatekahani #climatechange #climate #climatechangeisreal #climatestories #pakistan #sindh #desert #karachi #jamilkazmi #waterscarcity #development #indigenous

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"The communities that are most vulnerable to climate change are those that are financially weaker or live in exposed areas where the impact of climate change is increased. such as the coastal communities who are affected by the increase in sea level due to climate change. The communities whose livelihood is dependent on farming, are affected by changes and issues in the cropping patterns. In cities, the communities living within the slums who do not have proper shelter and lack resilience are adversely affected by climate change. The communities that are socially and financially marginalized and living in the high exposure areas are most likely to be affected by climate change hence we need to focus more on building financial security mechanisms for them and introduce resilient practices in such areas in order to get them out of the poverty trap." – Farhan Anwar, Urban Planner, Pakistan. . . . . @insidenatgeo #climatekahani #climatechange #climate #climatechangeisreal #climatestories #pakistan #sindh #desert #karachi #jamilkazmi #waterscarcity #development #indigenous

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“It is very important to develop a comprehension of development in the local context. In a very restricted sense, the most important development is social development and human comprehension of the environment, without which it is not possible to implement any national action plan in Pakistan. Development should not be a concept borrowed from other countries, rather, it should be the development of indigenous peoples. All development must reach the population below the poverty line. We should also promote our local culture and practices which existed before but now they have vanished, and people in trying to imitate west and their culture without understanding the local context have contributed in ruining the environment. The architecture of our houses is not right. We have stopped including high ceilings, proper ventilation systems, yards and patios in our architecture. We have stopped growing indigenous trees in our houses such as mango, whortleberry or tamarind trees. We also don’t keep small plants in our rooms and houses. These practices were common before and healthy for environment but now modern architecture has stopped people from carrying on these practices. Food habits have been affected as well. The fast food culture has taken hold quickly here, spreading to even our rural areas, and has affected our local food habits. We need to revive our local foods such as seafood and others as well as other local practices otherwise people will be more prone to the diseases that climate change brings with it.” – Dr. Syed Jamil Hasan Kazmi, Meritorious Professor, Department of Geography at University of Karachi. . . . . @insidenatgeo #climatekahani #climatechange #climate #climatechangeisreal #climatestories #pakistan #sindh #desert #karachi #jamilkazmi #waterscarcity #development #indigenous

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Collecting water from the remaining functioning wells and then carrying it back home in the 42 degrees Celsius heat is a struggle every day; but a struggle that must be undertaken to survive. Video by Haya Fatima Iqbal @highyafatimaiqbal @insidenatgeo Repost from @ccstoriespakistan #climatekahani #climatechange #climate #climatechangeisreal #globalwarming #climatestories #pakistan #sindh #farming #fishing #nostalgia #indus #river #indusriver #delta #rice #travel #travelgram #travelphoto #nagarparkar #climatecrisis #climateemergency

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Amazon Employees for Climate Justice pledge to keep pushing Amazon to adopt more of a leadership role in the movement for climate justice, even though shareholders rejected their resolution proposals earlier this week. “We are proud of Amazon’s success, to which we’ve all contributed. We want to be proud of its values as well,” the group said in their closing remarks at the meeting. As the most valuable brand in the world, Amazon is worth $153.6 billion, and it employs almost 650,000 employees worldwide. If this company were to follow through with the proposals employees are presenting, it would not just be a big step for combatting the climate crisis for the tech industry, but for industries across the board. You can follow the groups #ClimateStories on Twitter and Medium. For our full recap, follow the link in bio. ⠀⠀ #Amazon #climatechange #environmentalnews #environmentalchange #carbonfootprint #greenissues #news

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Traveling through Nagarparkar, one realizes how severe the impact of unavailability of water and lack of rains on life can be. At least 5 Union Councils (smaller administrative areas within a city) in Nagarparkar do not have access to drinking water due to extremely low ground water levels. In these UCs, water is available at as low as 300 to 400 feet below the ground. Photos by Haya Fatima Iqbal @highyafatimaiqbal @insidenatgeo #climatekahani #climatechange #climate #climatechangeisreal #globalwarming #climatestories #pakistan #sindh #farming #fishing #nostalgia #indus #river #indusriver #delta #rice #travel #travelgram #travelphoto #nagarparkar

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A somewhat unsuccessful intervention in the area has been the construction of dams to conserve rainwater. For instance, this dam has been built with such poor planning that the rainwater runoff flows alongside the exterior wall of the dam, missing its intended target by about 20-30 feet. . . . . Video by Haya Fatima Iqbal @highyafatimaiqbal @insidenatgeo #climatekahani #climatechange #climate #climatechangeisreal #climatestories #pakistan #sindh #desert #nagarparkar #waterscarcity

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Vegetation is also in danger in Nagarparkar not just because of rising temperatures, but also because of the harmful practices carried out by people. The native tree of ‘kandi’ is gradually dying. One ‘kandi’ tree feeds eight goats for an entire year if its leaves are hand-plucked in the traditional way. However, younger shepherds prefer to cut down entire branches off the tree instead of only plucking leaves. This leads to the tree drying up and eventually dying off. . . . . Photos by Haya Fatima Iqbal @highyafatimaiqbal @insidenatgeo #climatekahani #climatechange #climate #climatechangeisreal #climatestories #pakistan #sindh #desert #nagarparkar #waterscarcity

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Our next destination is Nagarparkar, a town just 16 kilometers away from the Indian border. Nagarparkar is part of the Thar desert, and is situated at the base of the rocky Karoonjhar Hills. The climate in Nagarparkar is hot, and any cultivation that takes place is dependent on rain. Repost from @ccstoriespakistan Photo by Haya Fatima Iqbal @highyafatimaiqbal @insidenatgeo #climatekahani #climatechange #climate #climatechangeisreal #globalwarming #climatestories #pakistan #sindh #farming #fishing #nostalgia #indus #river #indusriver #delta #rice #travel #travelgram #travelphoto #nagarparkar #india #climatecrisis #climateemergency

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Another intervention has been the plantation of more mangrove plants Because of sea intrusion at Keti Bandar, storms are an ever-existent threat. Mangroves protect everyone against them. Repost from @ccstoriespakistan Photo by Haya Fatima Iqbal @highyafatimaiqbal @insidenatgeo #climatekahani #climatechange #climate #climatechangeisreal #stories #climatestories #pakistan #ketibandar #farming #fishing #nostalgia #sindh #indus #river #indusriver #delta #rice #travel #travelgram #travelphoto

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The bhoola net is a plastic net and has very small eyes. It catches young fish and prawns and is used by fishermen to achieve their daily fishing targets. Catching young fish damages life under water permanently. The bhoola net has been banned by the government, however its use goes unchecked along coasts in Pakistan. Repost from @ccstoriespakistan Photo by Haya Fatima Iqbal @highyafatimaiqbal @insidenatgeo #climatekahani #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #stories #climatestories #pakistan #ketibandar #farming #fishing #nostalgia #sindh #indus #river #indusriver #delta #rice #travel #travelgram #travelphoto

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1 month ago

Collecting water from the remaining functioning wells and then carrying it back home in the 42 degrees Celsius heat is a struggle every day; but a struggle that must be undertaken to survive. Anwar Ali had been waiting for his turn to collect water from the well since 7 AM. His turn came after 3 PM. He told us that the water in the well is so low that he had to haul up at least 4-5 buckets to fill up just one. . . . . Video by Haya Fatima Iqbal @highyafatimaiqbal @insidenatgeo #climatekahani #climatechange #climate #climatechangeisreal #globalwarming #climatestories #pakistan #sindh #farming #fishing #nostalgia #indus #river #indusriver #delta #rice #travel #travelgram #travelphoto #nagarparkar

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Numerous wells across Nagarparkar have dried up, such as this one. At least 5 Union Councils (smaller administrative areas within a city) in Nagarparkar do not have access to drinking water due to extremely low groundwater levels. In these UCs, water is available at as low as 300 to 400 feet below the ground. . . . . Photo by Haya Fatima Iqbal @highyafatimaiqbal @insidenatgeo #climatekahani #climatechange #climate #climatechangeisreal #globalwarming #climatestories #pakistan #sindh #farming #fishing #nostalgia #indus #river #indusriver #delta #rice #travel #travelgram #travelphoto #nagarparkar

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Repost from @ccstoriespakistan ”The sea is life for us. Without it, we are nothing. Fish such as palla, paaplate, siyarr and goli are hard to catch now. The smaller fish that are still caught frequently are boi, daathi, mangra and nuska. The big fish are dying because everyone uses the ‘bhoola’ net.” – Saifullah, resident of Keti Bandar Photo by Haya Fatima Iqbal @highyafatimaiqbal @insidenatgeo #climatekahani #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #stories #climatestories #pakistan #ketibandar #farming #fishing #nostalgia #sindh #indus #river #indusriver #delta #rice #travel #travelgram #travelphoto

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Traveling through Nagarparkar, one realizes how severe the impact of unavailability of water and lack of rains on life can be. Rains have become more erratic in the recent years because of climate change and people are suffering the consequences. . . . . Photos by Haya Fatima Iqbal @highyafatimaiqbal @insidenatgeo #climatekahani #climatechange #climate #climatechangeisreal #globalwarming #climatestories #pakistan #sindh #farming #fishing #nostalgia #indus #river #indusriver #delta #rice #travel #travelgram #travelphoto #nagarparkar

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Excited to be exhibiting in the ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 program @climarteaus Thank you for your beautiful living plant-filled space @loopmelbourne 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne Gleaning for plastic, on the beach On view until Friday 31 May, 2019 for opening hours please check website. Photo:- @c_martinaphotography detail, Green, 2019, found plastics, wire #artclimatechange #climarte #artfestival #climateaction #artactivism #climateemergency #inspiring #artandactivism #climatestories #climatefestival #contemporaryart #environmentalart #climatechange #activism #exhibition #savetheplanet #waronwaste #womanartist #thereisnoplanetb #bondibeach #art #sydneyartist #rosebay #colour #colourmyworld #installationart

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We all have #climate stories to tell, and we are all eyewitnesses. Submit your poems, stories, and art to EYEWITNESS, a short publication in the making sharing the range of Minnesota perspectives on climate change. // There has never been a more important time to vocalize the ways we’re experiencing this issue. Learn more about our new project and submit at the link in our bio.

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Our next destination is Nagarparkar, a town just 16 kilometers away from the Indian border. Nagarparkar is part of the Thar desert, and is situated at the base of the rocky Karoonjhar Hills. The climate in Nagarparkar is hot, and any cultivation that takes place is dependent on rain. . . . . Photo by Haya Fatima Iqbal @highyafatimaiqbal @insidenatgeo #climatekahani #climatechange #climate #climatechangeisreal #globalwarming #climatestories #pakistan #sindh #farming #fishing #nostalgia #indus #river #indusriver #delta #rice #travel #travelgram #travelphoto #nagarparkar

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Corals are an ideal character for telling the story of climate change. Let us explain... ⁣ ⁣ Climate change is a notoriously problematic topic for science communicators. Its complexity makes our brains go numb. It’s hard to see with our own eyes. And it operates at time scales we struggle to make sense of. ⁣ ⁣ But when told through the story of corals, it’s concise. It’s digestible. It’s starkly visible. It’s embodied in the form of a ghostly white coral, bleached by a warming ocean, drawing us in. ⁣ The Ocean Agency has a treasure trove of images they make freely available to support coral conservation. It’s an invaluable resource for people telling the story of corals and climate change. ⁣Check them out if this is you. ⁣ Photo credit: @theoceanagency ⁣ ⁣ #scicomm #corals #climatechange #coralreef #climatechangeisreal #climatestories #sciencestories #bleachedcoral

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Most of the village men and women work as seasonal farm labourers in Jamshoro. They get employed during the harvesting season and get paid in wheat instead of cash. Here are Bumbi, Khoobsurat and Nazeera happily working in the fields. Like many other parts of Pakistan, Jamshoro has also been witnessing unexpected rain patterns recently. Previously, seasonal rainfall patterns allowed farmers to plant seeds and grow crops at specific times of the year. However, now in the absence of set rain patterns, farmers face difficulty as sudden rain often destroys crops right before harvest. Onwards to Nagarparkar now! . . . . Photos by Amber Ajani @manji.aj @insidenatgeo #climatekahani #climatechange #climate #climatechangeisreal #stories #climatestories #pakistan #jamshoro #farming #fishing #nostalgia #sindh #indus #river #indusriver #delta #rice #travel #travelgram #travelphoto

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Last days to see: Rebecca Mayo: It’s in the Bag CAVES 26 April – 18 May Artist walks: 27 April and 11 May 2019. Meet at Caves at 2pm, duration of walk approximately 1.5 hours . In this exhibition, artist Rebecca Mayo has created a series of supermarket bags. Instead of extruded polyethylene, Mayo’s bags are constructed from cloth she has dyed with plants collected on local walks. The bags will be used by people joining artist-led walks during the exhibition. Approaches to 18th century knowledge acquisition through the collection of plants from ‘elsewhere’ and the presence of plastic waste in our environment, will be used to provoke consideration of contemporary relations to the world, including how we might take care of the places we inhabit today. Join the artist, Rebecca Mayo for an inner city walk: you will have the chance to reimagine a pre-invasion landscape and help with a little tidying up. . . Image credit: Rebecca Mayo, Plastic Bag , silk, botanical dye, bag 50 x 28 cm . . #artclimatechange #climarte #todomelbourne #artfestival #thingstodoinvictoria #climateaction #artactivism #climateemergency #inspiring #artandactivism #climatestories #climatefestival #contemporaryart #environmentalart #climatechange #activism #art #festival #artfestival #exhibition #keynote #todovictoria #savetheplanet

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Our next story takes you to the fields of Jamshoro, a city located on the west bank of the River Indus in the province of Sindh. The main crops that are grown in its fields are wheat and mustard. Featured in this photo are farm labourers who are helping with harvesting wheat. They all get small bags of wheat to take home as compensation for the day. When winter used to last longer, the farmers were able to produce 2400 to 2800 kg per acre of the crop. However, due to the change in weather patterns over the past few years, winters have shortened, resulting in a decrease in crop yield to only about 800 kg per acre. . . . . Photo by Amber Ajani @manji.aj @insidenatgeo #climatekahani #climatechange #climate #climatechangeisreal #stories #climatestories #pakistan #jamshoro #farming #fishing #nostalgia #sindh #indus #river #indusriver #delta #rice #travel #travelgram #travelphoto

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Last days to see: Sarah McConnell: Here Today – Defending takayna / Tarkine St Heliers Street Gallery 26 April – 19 May Free entry Opening night 26 April, 6:00-8:00pm, all welcome. . The takayna/Tarkine region, in the north-west of Tasmania holds one of the last remaining tracts of Gondwanan rainforest in the world. While these forests have been recognised for their incredible cultural, historical and ecological significance, they are still a site of ongoing tension. Here Today points to the continued efforts of everyday people to protect these forests from logging over the past year. As we bear witness to the tide of our own destruction, these small acts of resistance reflect the recurring conflict in our relationship with nature and each other and force us to face uncomfortable truths about our time and place on this earth. Here Today is a reminder of our mistakes and failures, a celebration of our successes, an apology, and a message of hope . Artist: Sarah McConnell Reposted from @stheliersstreetgallery . . #artclimatechange #climarte #todomelbourne #artfestival #thingstodoinvictoria #climateaction #artactivism #climateemergency #inspiring #artandactivism #climatestories #climatefestival #contemporaryart #environmentalart #climatechange #activism #art #festival #artfestival #exhibition #keynote #todovictoria #savetheplanet

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The bhoola net is a plastic net which has very small eyes. It catches young fish and prawns and is used by fishermen to achieve their daily fishing targets. Catching young fish damages entire underwater ecosystems. The bhoola net has been banned by the government, however, its use goes unchecked along the coasts in Pakistan. . . . . Photo by Haya Fatima Iqbal @highyafatimaiqbal @insidenatgeo #climatekahani #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #stories #climatestories #pakistan #ketibandar #farming #fishing #nostalgia #sindh #indus #river #indusriver #delta #rice #travel #travelgram #travelphoto

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”The sea is life for us. Without it, we are nothing. Fish such as palla, paaplate, siyarr and goli are hard to catch now. The smaller fish that are still caught frequently are boi, daathi, mangra and nuska. The big fish are dying because everyone uses the ‘bhoola’ net.” – Saifullah, resident of Keti Bandar. . . . . Photo by Haya Fatima Iqbal @highyafatimaiqbal @insidenatgeo #climatekahani #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #stories #climatestories #pakistan #ketibandar #farming #fishing #nostalgia #sindh #indus #river #indusriver #delta #rice #travel #travelgram #travelphoto

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Bayside Gallery's Yang Yongliang exhibition ends this Sunday 12 May. This is your last chance to see the critically-acclaimed work of one China’s most exciting contemporary artists. Image: Installation view of Yang Yongliang, 30 March - 12 May, Bayside Gallery.

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Film Screening: Demain (Tomorrow) The VRI 17 May Doors at 6pm. Film to commence at 6.30pm Free Entry . Demain (Tomorrow) Filmmakers Mélanie Laurent and Cyril Dion travel worldwide to investigate concrete solutions to environmental and social challenges. During their journey, they meet the pioneers who are re-inventing agriculture, energy, economy, democracy and education. Demain is feel-good story, showing solutions and how we can avoid the worst impacts of climate change and create a just and more sustainable world for tomorrow. . Image credit: Demain (Tomorrow) poster . . #artclimatechange #climarte #todomelbourne #artfestival #thingstodoinvictoria #climateaction #artactivism #climateemergency #inspiring #artandactivism #climatestories #climatefestival #contemporaryart #environmentalart #climatechange #activism #art #festival #artfestival #exhibition #keynote #todovictoria #savetheplanet

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You’re Safe Til 2024 Written and performed by David Finnigan Bunjil Place Studio Performance times: 7pm Friday 10 May 2pm Saturday 11 May Tickets: $15 Bookings: www.bunjilplace.com.au Tel: 03 9709 9700 . We live in a strange moment in the history of the Earth. Humans are building cities, damming rivers, digging up fossil fuels and transforming the very face of the planet. The whole world is changing, faster and faster. How can we wrap our heads around it? Over the last two years, writer David Finnigan asked a series of scientists to each select one object that illustrates something about these huge global changes. In this performance, David unpacks the fascinating stories behind this unique showcase: a mixtape for the planet. . David Finnigan, You’re Safe Till 2024, A solo show by David Finnigan Image by Leanne Dixon . . #artclimatechange #climarte #todomelbourne #artfestival #thingstodoinvictoria #climateaction #artactivism #climateemergency #inspiring #artandactivism #climatestories #climatefestival #contemporaryart #environmentalart #climatechange #activism #art #festival #artfestival #exhibition #keynote #todovictoria #savetheplanet

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The Urban Gleaner & The Plastique, Pt. II Tempcontemp @Northcity4 10 – 18 May Free entry . The Urban Gleaner and the Plastique, Pt.II examines the consumer waste that is a growing area of concern and inspiration for the contemporary jeweller. With many different types and vast amounts of plastic used on a daily basis in our (sub)urban environments – these materials provide a rich source of inspiration and most importantly allow artists to make comments on a social, political and environmental level. As artists become contemporary bricoleurs, scouring their homes, workplaces and public spaces for materials, they are a collective group of inquirers that ask how we may wear and integrate them in new and innovative ways. . Image credit: Renee Hope, Ring, 2018, sterling silver, recycled plastic, citrine, garnets 2018. . #artclimatechange #climarte #todomelbourne #artfestival #thingstodoinvictoria #climateaction #artactivism #climateemergency #inspiring #artandactivism #climatestories #climatefestival #contemporaryart #environmentalart #climatechange #activism #art #festival #artfestival #exhibition #keynote #todovictoria #savetheplanet

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Last days to see: Yang Yongliang Bayside Gallery 30 March – 12 May Free entry . Yang Yongliang’s work combines the visual language of ancient Chinese scroll painting with digital technologies to create poetic yet disquieting works. The large-scale projection Endless stream (2016) depicts a classically sublime landscape that is contaminated by an endless stream of urban development. This fantastical scene evokes feelings of empathy for the ancient mountains rising from the mist, slowing being consumed by human inhabitation. . . . Image credit: Yang Yongliang, Endless streams 2017, 4k video, variable dimensions, edition of 7. Courtesy the artist and Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney . . #artclimatechange #climarte #todomelbourne #artfestival #thingstodoinvictoria #climateaction #artactivism #climateemergency #inspiring #artandactivism #climatestories #climatefestival #contemporaryart #environmentalart #climatechange #activism #art #festival #artfestival #exhibition #keynote #todovictoria #savetheplanet

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Last days to see: Dombrovskis: Journeys Into The Wild & Swell Monash Gallery Of Art 9 March – 12 May Free entry . Peter Dombrovskis (1945 – 1996) was one of the world’s foremost wilderness photographers. His powerful, reflective and deeply personal images of the unique Tasmanian landscapes had a lasting impact, changing the way Australians think about their environment by making remote nature accessible through images. Some of Dombrovskis’s photographs have been instrumental in the conservation of various Tasmanian wild places including the prevention of the damming of the Franklin River. . Katrin Koenning: Swell Monash Gallery Of Art: 9 March – 12 May . Katrin Koenning’s exhibition Swell, is both beguiling and melancholy. It sits as a contemporary response to the tradition of the environmental photography of the 1970s and 80s. Avoiding expected tropes of disaster-imagery, Koenning’s recent work offers new narratives around the environment in order to focus on what is at stake and to decipher how humans and nature impact on each other. . . . Image credit: Peter Dombrovskis . . #artclimatechange #climarte #todomelbourne #artfestival #thingstodoinvictoria #climateaction #artactivism #climateemergency #inspiring #artandactivism #climatestories #climatefestival #contemporaryart #environmentalart #climatechange #activism #art #festival #artfestival #exhibition #keynote #todovictoria #savetheplanet

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Salt deposits on the soil are now a common sight in Keti Bandar, owing to sea intrusion in the Indus Delta. The flow of the Indus River was drastically reduced in the deltaic region with the construction of barrages upstream in 1932, 1955, and 1962. This curtailed the flow of freshwater into the region and increased seawater intrusion. . . . . Photo by Haya Fatima Iqbal @highyafatimaiqbal @insidenatgeo #climatekahani #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #stories #climatestories #pakistan #ketibandar #farming #fishing #nostalgia #sindh #indus #river #indusriver #delta #rice #travel #travelgram #travelphoto

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Reposted from @ccstoriespakistan Over the years, seawater intrusion took place at such a scale in Keti Bandar that big fish such as palla and paaplate became difficult to fetch. There are only small fish left in the water now, which are not as profitable. Some people started to cut down the mangrove forests to sell wood and earn money. The construction of dams has also impacted the growth of mangroves in the area. Photo by Haya Fatima Iqbal @highyafatimaiqbal @insidenatgeo #climate #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #stories #climatestories #pakistan #ketibandar #farming #fishing #nostalgia #sindh #indus #river #indusriver #delta #rice #travel #travelgram #travelphoto - #regrann

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Over the years, seawater intrusion took place at such a scale in Keti Bandar that big fish species such as palla and paaplate became scarce. There are only small fish left in the water now, which are not as profitable. Some people cut down the mangrove forests to sell wood and earn extra money. The construction of Sukkur and Ghulam Mohammad Barrages has reduced the flow of freshwater from the River Indus and this has impacted the growth of mangroves in the area. . . . . Photo by Haya Fatima Iqbal @highyafatimaiqbal @insidenatgeo #climatekahani #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #stories #climatestories #pakistan #ketibandar #farming #fishing #nostalgia #sindh #indus #river #indusriver #delta #rice #travel #travelgram #travelphoto

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Final weekend of 'In the valley'. It's your last chance to see works by artists Rosie Weiss, Jean Langley, Merryn Lloyd, Christine Lloyd, Michael Favaloro and Siri Hayes. The exhibition is presented as part of CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 - a festival of curated exhibitions and events which provides a platform for the discussion of the challenges, opportunities, impacts, and solutions associated with climate change.⁣ Finishes 5 May.⁣ ⁣ Visit: mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au⁣ ⁣ #climarte #todomelbourne #artclimatechange #artfestival #thingstodoinvictoria #climateaction #artactivism #climateemergency #inspiring #artandactivism #climatestories #climatefestival #contemporaryart

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Reposted from @ccstoriespakistan - The mangrove forests were also thriving in Keti Bandar. They forest at every creek was so dense that fishermen used to identify different creeks by the thickness of their jungles. Mangroves are shrubs that grow along coastlines and possess a salt filtration system. They protect against cyclones and tsunamis, and fish and shrimp also find a home to grow in the roots of the mangrove plant. Photo by Haya Fatima Iqbal @highyafatimaiqbal @insidenatgeo #climate #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #stories #climatestories #pakistan #ketibandar #farming #fishing #nostalgia #sindh #indus #river #indusriver #delta #rice #travel #travelgram #travelphoto - #regrann

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The mangrove forests can be seen thriving in Keti Bandar, as a result of interventions by NGOs such as IUCN and WWF. In the past, their forests here were so dense that the fishermen used to identify different creeks by the thickness of mangrove cover. Mangroves are shrubs that grow along coastlines and possess a salt filtration system. They protect against cyclones and tsunamis, and fish and shrimp also find a home to grow in their roots system. . . . . Photo by Haya Fatima Iqbal @highyafatimaiqbal @insidenatgeo #climatekahani #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #stories #climatestories #pakistan #ketibandar #farming #fishing #nostalgia #sindh #indus #river #indusriver #delta #travel #travelgram #travelphoto

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Elements Linden New Art 4 May – 23 June Free entry . In Elements, artists have been inspired by the fundamental elements of nature – Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Wood and Metal. Through their use of local natural materials such as shell, coral, kelp, bark, feathers, clay and possum skins, the artists reflect on both the fragility and strength of our planet. This group exhibition showcases artworks from Baluk Arts, an urban Aboriginal Arts Centre based in Mornington . . Image credit: Lisa Waup, Continuity, 2018, cotton rag shield [detail] . . #artclimatechange #climarte #todomelbourne #artfestival #thingstodoinvictoria #climateaction #artactivism #climateemergency #inspiring #artandactivism #climatestories #climatefestival #contemporaryart #environmentalart #climatechange #activism #art #festival #artfestival #exhibition #keynote #todovictoria #savetheplanet

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Yandell Walton: Shifting Surrounds The Substation 4 May – 15 June Free entry . Artist Yandell Walton invites visitors to The SUBSTATION to experience her immersive, site-specific digital installation Shifting Surrounds. This major exhibition of discrete installations was developed by the artist through a series of on-site residencies in 2017/18 and the resulting work responds to the unique architecture of the building to interrogate the shifting environments caused by climate change. . . Image credit: Yandell Walton, Video Still from Shifting Surround projection installation, 2019, courtesy of the artist (oblivion) . . #artclimatechange #climarte #todomelbourne #artfestival #thingstodoinvictoria #climateaction #artactivism #climateemergency #inspiring #artandactivism #climatestories #climatefestival #contemporaryart #environmentalart #climatechange #activism #art #festival #artfestival #exhibition #keynote #todovictoria #savetheplanet

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Reposted from @ccstoriespakistan - “When the crops were gone, all of us switched to fishing. The water was full of fish then. Each fisherman would catch 200-300 palla fish every day, and each piece would cost 7,000 rupees. Those were the days. Thinking about old times makes me cry.” – Siddiq Roonjho, a former fisherman in Keti Bandar Photo by Haya Fatima Iqbal @highyafatimaiqbal @insidenatgeo #climate #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #stories #climatestories #pakistan #ketibandar #farming #fishing #nostalgia #sindh #indus #river #indusriver #delta #rice #travel #travelgram #travelphoto - #regrann

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“When the crops were gone, all of us switched to fishing. The water was full of fish then. Each fisherman would catch 200-300 palla fish every day, and each piece would cost 7,000 rupees. Those were the days. Thinking about old times makes me cry.” – Siddiq Roonjho, a former fisherman in Keti Bandar. . . . . Photo by Haya Fatima Iqbal @highyafatimaiqbal @insidenatgeo #climatekahani #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #stories #climatestories #pakistan #ketibandar #farming #fishing #nostalgia #sindh #indus #river #indusriver #delta #travel #travelgram #travelphoto

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Reposted from @ccstoriespakistan - “I remember when I was very little, my father used to take me to Jamshoro where a new barrage was being built. He was working as a labourer there. He used to fill a boat with rocks, and then would row back into the center of the river and dispose off the rocks into the riverbed. I witnessed the construction of the Kotri barrage with my own eyes, not knowing that we were constructing something that would result in losses for our own selves. Until the time the barrage got built, agriculture was thriving in Keti Bandar. However, the dam was built upstream and the flow of fertile sediment downstream started to get blocked. Our soil was not rich anymore. When river water finished here, our crops were also finished.” – Siddiq Roonjho, a former fisherman in Keti Bandar Photo by Haya Fatima Iqbal @highyafatimaiqbal @insidenatgeo #climate #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #stories #climatestories #pakistan #ketibandar #farming #fishing #nostalgia #goodolddays #sindh #indus #river #indusriver #themightyindus #delta #rice #travel #travelgram #travelphoto #boat #sea #ocean #clouds - #regrann

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“I remember when I was very little, my father used to take me to Jamshoro where a new barrage was being built. He was working as a labourer there. He used to fill a boat with rocks, and then would row back into the center of the river and dispose off the rocks into the riverbed. I witnessed the construction of the Kotri barrage with my own eyes, not knowing that we were constructing something that would result in losses for our own selves. Until the time the barrage got built, agriculture was thriving in Keti Bandar. However, the dam was built upstream and the flow of fertile sediment downstream started to get blocked. Our soil was not rich anymore. When river water finished here, our crops were also finished.” – Siddiq Roonjho, a former fisherman in Keti Bandar. . . . . Photo by Haya Fatima Iqbal @highyafatimaiqbal @insidenatgeo #climatekahani #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #stories #climatestories #pakistan #ketibandar #farming #fishing #nostalgia #goodolddays #sindh #indus #river #indusriver #themightyindus #delta #travel #travelgram #travelphoto #boat #sea #ocean #clouds

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👀Look at all these great works created by participants in the Hickinbotham Unearthed workshop with Rosie Weiss last Friday!⁣ Subscribe to our enews to find out about future workshops with well known artists.⁣ Visit: mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au⁣ An MPRG exhibition presented as part of CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 festival⁣ #climarte #todomelbourne #artclimatechange #artfestival #thingstodoinvictoria #climateaction #artactivism #climateemergency #inspiring #artandactivism #climatestories #climatefestival #contemporaryart

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'In the Valley' finishes Sunday 5 May. Don't miss out on seeing this exhibition featuring artists Rosie Weiss, Jean Langley, Merryn Lloyd, Christine Lloyd, Michael Favaloro and Siri Hayes.⁣ 'In the Valley' is an exhibition that highlights the beauty and fragility of our natural environment on the Mornington Peninsula. On at MPRG until 5 May.⁣ ⁣ Visit: mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au⁣ An MPRG exhibition presented as part of CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 festival⁣ #climarte #todomelbourne #artclimatechange #artfestival #thingstodoinvictoria #climateaction #artactivism #climateemergency #inspiring #artandactivism #climatestories #climatefestival #contemporaryart

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Keti Bandar is situated in the Sindh province of Pakistan. It is part of the Indus delta. It once used to be a fertile land, with the water of the mighty Indus River irrigating its land. Rice used to grow everywhere in the area, so much so that all of Keti Bandar would smell of rice. The people were all so well to do that “if someone asked you for water, you’d give them milk instead”. –Siddiq Roonjho, a former fishermen in Keti Bandar. . . . . Photo by Haya Fatima Iqbal @highyafatimaiqbal @insidenatgeo #climatekahani #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #stories #climatestories #pakistan #ketibandar #farming #fishing #nostalgia #goodolddays #sindh #indus #river #indusriver #themightyindus #delta #travel #travelgram #travelphoto #boat #sea #ocean #clouds

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#sustainabilitymatters E28 🎬 ⠀ .⠀ "We have to do it more and put it in our work places!"⠀ @kapteinradio @hagecrew ⠀ .⠀ Take up the challenge now and share your 15 seconds video or a photo answering to the question "Why does sustainability matter to you?" ⠀ .⠀ Spread the word with the challenge's hashtag #sustainabilitymatters

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#sustainabilitymatters E27 🎬 ⠀ .⠀ What if sustainability was the key to balance the whole world?⠀ @francesdaniell ⠀ .⠀ Take up the challenge now and share your 15 seconds video or a photo answering to the question "Why does sustainability matter to you?" ⠀ .⠀ Spread the word with the challenge's hashtag #sustainabilitymatters

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