Last year, global carbon emissions hit a record high, and the latest science tells us that we’re almost certainly locked into roughly 2 degrees Celsius (or 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) of warming. It might not sound like much, but 2 degrees Celsius will redraw maps, change landscapes, and force cities to deploy aggressive adaptation measures.
A new book by Abrams Books, 100 Places to Go Before They Disappear, uses stunning photography to show us all exactly what’s at stake. Theproject started as an installation of large-scale photographs that were displayed in a Copenhagen plaza during COP15, the disappointing international climate meeting in 2009. (The exhibition is in Toronto right now, and will be moving around North America.)
Photo credit: Getty Images, Ltd. 100 Places to Go Before They Disappear, available from Abrams Books.