Robert Van Waarden photography

A friend of mine recently drew my attention to the climate related photography of Robert Van Waarden. The work is beautiful, and makes illustrates some compelling scientific and political points.

One especially nice post is: Best of 2009 – 20 Images of Climate Change Activism.

The world needs more climate change art.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

6 thoughts on “Robert Van Waarden photography”

  1. Those are nice photos; you have some great ones too and you could put together a climate change portfolio. How about visiting the tar sands?

  2. Do you think climate change art is a justifiable reason for extensive travel?

    I guess it comes down to the effectiveness of the art, when it comes to motivating people in general to take action on climate change. Another Earthrise is worth a few flights – or even the combined emissions from 5 Rocketdyne F-1 engines with 34,020,000 Newtons of thrust.

  3. Tristan,
    those are great photos; beautiful in their own way. I remember when we went to Yellowstone and saw the trees that had turned to cement-like pillars after the huge fire. I also remember the consequences of the Mt. St. Helen’s eruption when I went there with the boys. Oleh and I saw a powerful film about the Tar sands put together by a group of native people and it was quite frightening.

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