This photo above was taken as I perched on the edge of a Zodiac boat while on an expedition to Antarctica last month. While I tried to absorb the scale and beauty of these icebergs, it was also a visible reminder of how the Earth’s last pristine continent is warming more rapidly than anywhere else on earth.Temperatures in the Antarctic Peninsula have warmed by nearly 3 deg Celsius over the past 50 years. Antarctica is telling us beyond doubt that human activity is changing our atmosphere.
This is why Eco-Business’s Changing Course campaign aims to tell stories about the impacts of climate change, to inspire meaningful change in our society.
I’m excited to announce that as part of this campaign, we are launching a global climate photo challenge and would like to invite you to get involved.
Remember the photo ‘Napalm Girl’ and how it changed the Vietnam war? The image was unprecedented at the time and it is thought to be one of the most memorable photographs of the 20th century.
We want to find that equally powerful image for climate change for the 21st century.
Separately, we are also hosting an Instagram competition for youth aged below 25. All you have to do is to like Eco-Business on Instagram and post your photo publicly on your Instagram account with the hashtag #changingcourse.
Winning photos will be exhibited at the Changing Course exhibition at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site attracting millions of visitors a year, from 1st June to 12th July 2018.
Please help us spread the word on this Challenge and send it to anyone who might be interested. We look forward to finding that photo that could change our future!
Jessica Cheam, Managing Editor, Eco-Business