The images from Greenpeace: Spain’s new book Photoclima are spooky and cool — they’re all well-done digital imaginings of what beautiful places in Spain would look like after predicted climate changes. But then, what places in Spain aren’t beautiful? I’ve been once, and I hope to go back… before a climate change. The images are spooky and cool. Guardian UK has info in English, here is an album of five big sample images, and here’s a sizable slideshow of smaller images from the book. Guardian UK snip:
It’s an apocalyptic view of the future, a stark warning to Spain of what the country could look like if action is not taken to reduce the effects of climate change.
The warning comes in a book, Photoclima, launched this week by Greenpeace in which images of some of Spain’s most emblematic places have been altered to show what they could look like in the future. Using statistics from the UN panel on climate change and a touch of digital makeup Greenpeace hopes to scare Spain into taking action.
We see the Ebro river in Zaragoza as a dried-up riverbed in 2070, by which time the fields of Valencia, which have provided Spain with oranges for centuries, will have all but disappeared. Perhaps the most dramatic image is that of La Manga de Mar Menor in Murcia, where hotels and apartment blocks abut the Mediterranean. In a few decades, according to Greenpeace, most of this will be underwater. (…)