One man’s mission to document climate change

A crowd-funding campaign launches today to fund the publication of a dynamic, terrifying and very beautiful book of photographs.

Images from a warming planet is a selection of some 500 pictures from a massive collection gathered over 13 years by photographer and campaigner Ashley Cooper.

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Ashley, who lives in Ambleside and is a member of the local mountain rescue team, has spent 13 years on a remarkable and dangerous journey to record the impact of climate change throughout the world.

He amassed more than 70,000 images and is the only living photographer to have documented climate change on every continent.

Now he is aiming to raise £50,000 to cover the costs of printing and publishing the book later this year. He has one month in which to raise the money through a kickstarter campaign www.kickstarter.com/projects/warmingplanet/images-from-a-warming-planet 

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Ashley Cooper: Capturing images that graphically demonstrate the impact of global warming, on people, places and wildlife.

A video introducing the campaign has a foreword by the leading environmentalist Jonathon Porritt.

Says Ashley: ” What I have seen is truly shocking. I passionately believe that climate change is the biggest threat that humanity has ever faced. My book is a wake-up call to show how climate change is already impacting all around the world.”

 

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