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Thredbo, Nsw
By Lisa Hogben
18 Sep 2020

In the northern part Kosciuszko National Park, closer to Canberra in Australia a stand of Alpine Ash are completely destroyed. Unlike most Australian Eucalypts Alpine Ash is unique in that it drops seed onto the ground when it reaches maturity, which can take up to 50 years, to ensure its continuing life cycle. Due to the increasing frequency, intensity and length of bushfire season in Australia, the rare Alpine Ash, which was largely burnt in 2003, has not had time to regenerate. In parts of KNP the original Alpine Ash stands are now lost forever. With little environmental maintenance and increasingly hot summers in Australia bushfires are becoming more frequent. is The 2020 "Black Summer" bushfires that swept Australia were unprecendented in their intensity and expanse. It is estimated that over 5.6 million hectares of bushland were burnt and as many as a billion native animals were incinerated. Even in the little known, but vast and unique alpine regions of Australia the devastation was almost complete. In an area normally covered by snow for four months of the year Kosciuszko National Park was extensively damaged. In areas that normally would retain moisture all year round and at elevations of over 1200m fires ripped through vast swathes of indigenous landscapes. The ferocity of the fires caused catastrophic conditions in which little survived.

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Thredbo, Nsw
By Lisa Hogben
18 Sep 2020

The sheer enormity of the areas that have been incinerated in the bushfires in Australia at the beginning of 2020 is beyond imaginable. In the Snowy Mountains of south east Australia ít is almost inconceivable that an area larger than Switzerland that has been covered in ice and snow for millennia has now been reduced to ash.The 2020 "Black Summer" bushfires that swept Australia were unprecendented in their intensity and expanse. It is estimated that over 5.6 million hectares of bushland were burnt and as many as a billion native animals were incinerated. Even in the little known, but vast and unique alpine regions of Australia the devastation was almost complete. In an area normally covered by snow for four months of the year Kosciuszko National Park was extensively damaged. In areas that normally would retain moisture all year round and at elevations of over 1200m fires ripped through vast swathes of indigenous landscapes. The ferocity of the fires caused catastrophic conditions in which little survived.

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Thredbo, Nsw
By Lisa Hogben
18 Sep 2020

The Eucumbene River rises at an elevation of 1380m and runs through the high plains of the alpine areas. Snow is still visible on the burnt out vicinity. The sheer enormity of the areas that have been incinerated in the bushfires in Australia at the beginning of 2020 is beyond imaginable. In the Snowy Mountains of south east Australia ít is almost inconceivable that an area larger than Switzerland that has been covered in ice and snow for millennia has now been reduced to ash.The 2020 "Black Summer" bushfires that swept Australia were unprecendented in their intensity and expanse. It is estimated that over 5.6 million hectares of bushland were burnt and as many as a billion native animals were incinerated. Even in the little known, but vast and unique alpine regions of Australia the devastation was almost complete. In an area normally covered by snow for four months of the year Kosciuszko National Park was extensively damaged. In areas that normally would retain moisture all year round and at elevations of over 1200m fires ripped through vast swathes of indigenous landscapes. The ferocity of the fires caused catastrophic conditions in which little survived.

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BURNTTTM-7
Thredbo, Nsw
By Lisa Hogben
18 Sep 2020

In the northern part Kosciuszko National Park, closer to Canberra in Australia the remains of a brumby or feral horse lies in the midst of a large burnt out area. The feral horse population has increased in size since the first colonial settlers in the 1830's allowed horses to run free in the unique and pristine mountains and is the center of fierce debate in the community as to whether the horses are part of the heritage of the area or should be culled as feral animals. With little environmental maintenance and increasingly hot summers in Australia bushfires are becoming more frequent. is The 2020 "Black Summer" bushfires that swept Australia were unprecendented in their intensity and expanse. It is estimated that over 5.6 million hectares of bushland were burnt and as many as a billion native animals were incinerated. Even in the little known, but vast and unique alpine regions of Australia the devastation was almost complete. In an area normally covered by snow for four months of the year Kosciuszko National Park was extensively damaged. In areas that normally would retain moisture all year round and at elevations of over 1200m fires ripped through vast swathes of indigenous landscapes. The ferocity of the fires caused catastrophic conditions in which little survived.

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Thredbo, Nsw
By Lisa Hogben
18 Sep 2020

Before the township of Kiandra was first established in 1859 as a gold mining town the Ngarigo and other Aboriginal tribes would gather there for hunting fishing and the Bogong moth ritual. After white colonisation Kiandra soon earnt its reputation as the birthplace of Australian skiing and lays claim to the oldest Alpine Ski Club in the world.. This is the historic old miners cottage with the remains of the famous Kiandra Courthouse in the background that were compltely destroyed. No-one thought that the bushfire across the Snowy Mountains could ever reach Kiandra or the upper reaches of the Eucumbene River because it was way up in the rolling plains of Australia’s high country. But it happened and early colonial history has has completely ravaged by fire. The 2020 "Black Summer" bushfires that swept Australia were unprecendented in their intensity and expanse. It is estimated that over 5.6 million hectares of bushland were burnt and as many as a billion native animals were incinerated. Even in the little known, but vast and unique alpine regions of Australia the devastation was almost complete. In an area normally covered by snow for four months of the year Kosciuszko National Park was extensively damaged. In areas that normally would retain moisture all year round and at elevations of over 1200m fires ripped through vast swathes of indigenous landscapes. The ferocity of the fires caused catastrophic conditions in which little survived.

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Thredbo, Nsw
By Lisa Hogben
18 Sep 2020

In Australia's isolated alpine area stands a sign that is a testimonial to the devastation of a once pristine region. The 2020 "Black Summer" bushfires that swept Australia were unprecendented in their intensity and expanse. It is estimated that over 5.6 million hectares of bushland were burnt and as many as a billion native animals were incinerated. Even in the little known, but vast and unique alpine regions of Australia the devastation was almost complete. In an area normally covered by snow for four months of the year Kosciuszko National Park was extensively damaged. In areas that normally would retain moisture all year round and at elevations of over 1200m fires ripped through vast swathes of indigenous landscapes. The ferocity of the fires caused catastrophic conditions in which little survived.

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BURNTTTM-6
Thredbo, Nsw
By Lisa Hogben
18 Sep 2020

In the northern part Kosciuszko National Park, closer to Canberra in Australia the carbonized remains of forests begin to resprout. The average period it takes to regrow some of the varieties of eucalyptus in the cold climate of KNP is up to 15 years. With little environmental maintenance and increasingly hot summers in Australia bushfires are becoming more frequent. is The 2020 "Black Summer" bushfires that swept Australia were unprecendented in their intensity and expanse. It is estimated that over 5.6 million hectares of bushland were burnt and as many as a billion native animals were incinerated. Even in the little known, but vast and unique alpine regions of Australia the devastation was almost complete. In an area normally covered by snow for four months of the year Kosciuszko National Park was extensively damaged. In areas that normally would retain moisture all year round and at elevations of over 1200m fires ripped through vast swathes of indigenous landscapes. The ferocity of the fires caused catastrophic conditions in which little survived.

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BURNTTTM-5
Thredbo, Nsw
By Lisa Hogben
01 Sep 2020

In an area known as Siberia just 8km's from the internationally renown elite ski resort of Thredbo in the Kosciuszko National Park in Australia the carbonized remains of pristine Alpine Ash forests lie underneath the winter snow. The 2020 "Black Summer" bushfires that swept Australia were unprecendented in their intensity and expanse. It is estimated that over 5.6 million hectares of bushland were burnt and as many as a billion native animals were incinerated. Even in the little known, but vast and unique alpine regions of Australia the devastation was almost complete. In an area normally covered by snow for four months of the year Kosciuszko National Park was extensively damaged. In areas that normally would retain moisture all year round and at elevations of over 1200m fires ripped through vast swathes of indigenous landscapes. The ferocity of the fires caused catastrophic conditions in which little survived. Unlike most Australian Eucalypts Alpine Ash is unique in that it drops seed onto the ground when it reaches maturity, which can take up to 50 years, to ensure its life cycle. Due to the increasing frequency, intensity and length of bushfire season in Australia, the rare Alpine Ash, which was largely burnt in 2003, has not had time to regenerate. In parts of KNP the original Alpine Ash stands are now lost forever.

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Thredbo, Nsw
By Lisa Hogben
27 Aug 2020

In an area known as Siberia just 8km's from the internationally renown elite ski resort of Thredbo in the Kosciuszko National Park in Australia the carbonized remains of pristine Alpine Ash forests lie underneath the winter snow. The 2020 "Black Summer" bushfires that swept Australia were unprecendented in their intensity and expanse. It is estimated that over 5.6 million hectares of bushland were burnt and as many as a billion native animals were incinerated. Even in the little known, but vast and unique alpine regions of Australia the devastation was almost complete. In an area normally covered by snow for four months of the year Kosciuszko National Park was extensively damaged. In areas that normally would retain moisture all year round and at elevations of over 1200m fires ripped through vast swathes of indigenous landscapes. The ferocity of the fires caused catastrophic conditions in which little survived. Unlike most Australian Eucalypts Alpine Ash is unique in that it drops seed onto the ground when it reaches maturity, which can take up to 50 years, to ensure its life cycle. Due to the increasing frequency, intensity and length of bushfire season in Australia, the rare Alpine Ash, which was largely burnt in 2003, has not had time to regenerate. In parts of KNP the original Alpine Ash stands are now lost forever.

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Thredbo, Nsw
By Lisa Hogben
27 Aug 2020

In an area known as Siberia just 8km's from the internationally renown elite ski resort of Thredbo in the Kosciuszko National Park in Australia the carbonized remains of pristine Alpine Ash forests lie underneath the winter snow. The 2020 "Black Summer" bushfires that swept Australia were unprecendented in their intensity and expanse. It is estimated that over 5.6 million hectares of bushland were burnt and as many as a billion native animals were incinerated. Even in the little known, but vast and unique alpine regions of Australia the devastation was almost complete. In an area normally covered by snow for four months of the year Kosciuszko National Park was extensively damaged. In areas that normally would retain moisture all year round and at elevations of over 1200m fires ripped through vast swathes of indigenous landscapes. The ferocity of the fires caused catastrophic conditions in which little survived. Unlike most Australian Eucalypts Alpine Ash is unique in that it drops seed onto the ground when it reaches maturity, which can take up to 50 years, to ensure its life cycle. Due to the increasing frequency, intensity and length of bushfire season in Australia, the rare Alpine Ash, which was largely burnt in 2003, has not had time to regenerate. In parts of KNP the original Alpine Ash stands are now lost forever.

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BURNTTTM-2
Thredbo, Nsw
By Lisa Hogben
27 Aug 2020

In an area known as Siberia just 8km's from the internationally renown elite ski resort of Thredbo in the Kosciuszko National Park in Australia the carbonized remains of pristine Alpine Ash forests lie underneath the winter snow. The 2020 "Black Summer" bushfires that swept Australia were unprecendented in their intensity and expanse. It is estimated that over 5.6 million hectares of bushland were burnt and as many as a billion native animals were incinerated. Even in the little known, but vast and unique alpine regions of Australia the devastation was almost complete. In an area normally covered by snow for four months of the year Kosciuszko National Park was extensively damaged. In areas that normally would retain moisture all year round and at elevations of over 1200m fires ripped through vast swathes of indigenous landscapes. The ferocity of the fires caused catastrophic conditions in which little survived. Unlike most Australian Eucalypts Alpine Ash is unique in that it drops seed onto the ground when it reaches maturity, which can take up to 50 years, to ensure its life cycle. Due to the increasing frequency, intensity and length of bushfire season in Australia, the rare Alpine Ash, which was largely burnt in 2003, has not had time to regenerate. In parts of KNP the original Alpine Ash stands are now lost forever.

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Thredbo, Nsw
By Lisa Hogben
26 Aug 2020

In an area known as Siberia just 8km's from the internationally renown elite ski resort of Thredbo in the Kosciuszko National Park in Australia the carbonized remains of pristine Alpine Ash forests lie underneath the winter snow. The 2020 "Black Summer" bushfires that swept Australia were unprecendented in their intensity and expanse. It is estimated that over 5.6 million hectares of bushland were burnt and as many as a billion native animals were incinerated. Even in the little known, but vast and unique alpine regions of Australia the devastation was almost complete. In an area normally covered by snow for four months of the year Kosciuszko National Park was extensively damaged. In areas that normally would retain moisture all year round and at elevations of over 1200m fires ripped through vast swathes of indigenous landscapes. The ferocity of the fires caused catastrophic conditions in which little survived. Unlike most Australian Eucalypts Alpine Ash is unique in that it drops seed onto the ground when it reaches maturity, which can take up to 50 years, to ensure its life cycle. Due to the increasing frequency, intensity and length of bushfire season in Australia, the rare Alpine Ash, which was largely burnt in 2003, has not had time to regenerate. In parts of KNP the original Alpine Ash stands are now lost forever.

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A New Low: Scenes from Thailand's Dro...
Amphoe Mueang, Chiang Mai
By [email protected]
08 Apr 2016

Many regions of Thailand are struggling with what some have called the worst drought in decades with nearly 30 of Thailand’s 77 provinces declared drought affected according to the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM). Climate experts have pointed to an El Niño weather pattern along with the effects of climate change as the cause for drier and hotter than usual weather across much of the country leading to canals, reservoirs and dams to reach record lows levels. For the nation’s farmers meanwhile, these higher than normal temperatures combined with last year’s short-lived wet season have forced some to plant more drought-resistant crops, and in some places these too are failing. With the wet season set to begin many affected communities are hoping that significant rainfall will help to ease the situation, however there remains a collective anxiety that a short-lived wet season this year will not provide adequate rainfall to bring relief to farmers and communities most affected.

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Thailand Drought 07
Chiang Mai
By [email protected]
08 Apr 2016

Jinda, a farmer in Suphanburi province surveys a field he used to grow beans where rice would usually be planted. Severe drought conditions and limited water flowing through nearby irrigated canals have forced many farmers to be selective and grow more drought resistant crops.

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Thailand Drought 08
Chiang Mai
By [email protected]
08 Apr 2016

A farmer inspects his struggling rice crop in central Thailand. Severe drought conditions and limited water flowing through nearby irrigated canals have forced many farmers to grow selectively in order to ration the water they have access to.

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Thailand Drought 09
Chiang Mai
By [email protected]
08 Apr 2016

A farmer near Uthong in Suphanburi province watches over a controlled burn in one of her fields. Government officials have condemned this practice citing concerns for air quality made worse by the lack of rain however burning fields after harvest is often practiced by farmers in order to quickly make way for future crops.

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Thailand Drought 10
Chiang Mai
By [email protected]
08 Apr 2016

A farmer shows some of his failed bean crop near Uthong in Suphanburi province. Dry conditions in Thailand are forcing farmers to plant more drought resistant crops such as beans instead of rice. For many areas however, even substituted crops are failing due to the severe drought.

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Thailand Drought 02
Chiang Mai
By [email protected]
26 Mar 2016

A line of water markers lead down to the water'€™s edge at the Mae Kuang dam in Thailand'€™s Chiang Mai province. The distant tree line provides an indication of past dam levels while significant rainfall is believed to be still months away.

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Thailand Drought 03
Chiang Mai
By [email protected]
26 Mar 2016

The view down river from the gates of the Mae Kuang dam in Chiang Mai province. The current water levels at the dam sit below the gates meaning water release is not possible.

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Thailand Drought 06
Chiang Mai
By [email protected]
26 Mar 2016

In the city of Chiang Mai, there were little signs of drought. In the lead up last month's popular Songkran (a popular holiday marking the Thai new year by throwing water) some local nightclubs threw 'pre-Songkran' festivities in order to promote the upcoming water festival and attract patrons.
Water guns, balloons and hoses were all used to soak club-goers while farmers and villagers outside the city were being told to ration their water due to extremely low levels in the surrounding dams.

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Thailand Drought 05
Chiang Mai
By [email protected]
23 Mar 2016

A farmer feeds his water buffalo near a small waterhole in the Ping River near Chom Thong, Thailand. The river is dry in some places as the region struggles through a serious drought. Many districts in the Chiang Mai region have been declared drought-affected and significant rainfall is not expected for months.

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Thailand Drought 01
Chiang Mai
By [email protected]
23 Mar 2016

A young fisherman tries his luck in some of the small waterholes remaining in the Ping River near Chong Thom, Thailand. The river is dry in some places as the region struggles through a serious drought. Many districts in the Chiang Mai region have been declared drought-affected and significant rainfall is not expected for months.

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Thailand Drought 04
Chiang Mai
By [email protected]
22 Mar 2016

Ngam, a fisherman, lands his boat with his catch for the day after passing through choked waterways in Ping River near Chom Thong, in Chiang Mai province. Low water levels mean that many of the larger bodies of water are often difficult to navigate through due to crowding from vegetation. Open areas like this one are becoming more sparse as the dry season continues and the temperature rises.

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COP21 Demonstrations in Paris
Paris, France
By Bruno Giambelluca
16 Dec 2015

Thousands of people gathered in Paris to participate in the Red Lines protest, near the Arc de Triomphe, and the D12 rally at the Champs de Mars. In a peaceful manner they demanded for Climate Justice and a fruitful agreement at COP 21.

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COP21 Protests 01
Paris, France
By Bruno Giambelluca
12 Dec 2015

Red Lines protest in paris. In the Background the Arch of Triumph.

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COP21 Protests 02
Paris, France
By Bruno Giambelluca
12 Dec 2015

Members of communities affected by climate change speak out against abuse of the governments and the oil companies destroying their ancestral lands.

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COP21 Protests 03
Paris, France
By Bruno Giambelluca
12 Dec 2015

Members of communities affected by climate change speak out against abuse of the governments and the oil companies destroying their ancestral lands.

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COP21 Protests 04
Paris, France
By Bruno Giambelluca
12 Dec 2015

Members of organizations conduct demonstrations in front of the media at the protest 'Red Lines'.

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COP21 Protests 05
Paris, France
By Bruno Giambelluca
12 Dec 2015

Members of organizations conduct demonstrations in front of the media at the protest 'Red Lines'.

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COP21 Protests 07
Paris, France
By Bruno Giambelluca
12 Dec 2015

Members of the Global Alliance for Incineration Alternatives (GAIA) pose for a photo at the Eiffel Tower.

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COP21 Protests 08
Paris, France
By Bruno Giambelluca
12 Dec 2015

Thousands of people form a S.O.S. Champs de Mars, Paris. In the background, Eiffel Tower.

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COP21 Protests 09
Paris, France
By Bruno Giambelluca
12 Dec 2015

Activist makes a protest, which simulates eat dollars.

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COP21 Protests 10
Paris, France
By Bruno Giambelluca
12 Dec 2015

A person raises his hands after protest 'D12' in Champs de Mars, Paris.

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COP21 Protests 11
Paris, France
By Bruno Giambelluca
12 Dec 2015

Thousands of people form a S.O.S. Champs de Mars, Paris. In the background, Eiffel Tower.

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Activists Engage with Humor During CO...
Le Bourget, Paris
By Bruno Giambelluca
07 Dec 2015

Protest of youth movements inside the blue zone of the COP21 in Le Bourget, a suburb of Paris.

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Activists Protest Inside the COP 21 i...
Le Bourget, Paris
By Bruno Giambelluca
07 Dec 2015

Activist inside the Blue Zone of the COP21 in Le Bourget, a Paris suburb, protest to demand the governments to include Climate Justice in the deal.

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Global Climate March - Madrid, Spain ...
Madrid
By Daniel Stemler
29 Nov 2015

Thousands of protesters marched through the center of Madrid (Spain) during the Global Climate March on Sunday. The protest aimed to draw attention to climate change and force world leaders to implement serious actions against climate change on the '2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference' (COP21) in Paris.
In Spain, the protests were organized by Alliance for the Climate, a coalition of more than 400 organizations including Greenpeace. The coalition organized several climate change marches in different Spanish cities. Apart from Madrid, there were protests in Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao, Zaragoza, Valladolid, A Coruña, Pamplona, Murcia etc.
Worldwild there were more than 2000 Climate Marches on 29 November.

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Activists Protest in Paris During COP...
Paris
By Bruno Giambelluca
29 Nov 2015

Activists from all Paris and the world gathered near Place de la Republique on November 29, 2015, to show their support to a global climate deal during the COP21 Summit. Thousands of people formed a human chain.

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Dead Sea
Dead Sea
By Ralf Falbe
09 May 2015

Salty crust of the Dead Sea on the Israel-Jordan border. Due to climate change the Dead Sea is shrinking every year.