Fascinating pictures of the fading hope for the restoration of ecologyBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/fascinating-pictures-of-the-fading-hope-for-the-restoration-of-ecology
It is not an easy task to demonstrate climate change and global changes in the state of the environment. But for photographer Daniel Beltra, documenting the human impact on our planet has become a lifelong passion. He filmed the polar regions, the Amazon, Iceland, Greenland and even the BP oil spill.
Chunks of ice float on the surface of a shallow lake on the Greenland ice sheet east of the city of Ilulissat. August 2014.
Meltwater flows through the Greenland ice sheet, stained with cryoconite, a mixture of ash and soot, to the southeast of Ilulissat. According to the photographer, cryoconite on the surface of the ice sheet accelerates the melting of ice three times. August 2014.
Meltwater pools in lowlands on the Greenland ice sheet southeast of Ilulissat. August 2014.
Severe drought exposed the remains of a tree on the banks of the Madeira River near Nova Olinda do Norte in Brazil. October 2015.
Areas with deforested areas in the Amazon between Macapa and Santarem in Brazil. September 2013.
Construction of the Belo Monte dam near Altamira in Brazil. "The dam will become the third largest in the world, 400 thousand hectares will be flooded and 20 thousand people will be relocated," Beltra says. February 2012.
A plume of smoke rises from the burning collected oil in The Gulf of Mexico. Controlled fires were used to clear the gulf of the film formed due to the BP oil spill. May 2010.
The water in the Icelandic Olfusa River flows through sandbanks into the Atlantic Ocean. Olfusa is the largest river in Iceland, its basin covers about 6 thousand square kilometers, or 1/7 of the country's territory. According to a study by the University of Arizona published in the scientific publication Geophysical Research Letters, parts of Iceland are rising by 3.3 cm per year due to the melting of the ice sheet. July 2014.
The Tiorsa River with milky-white sediments in Iceland. July 2014.
But its main goal is to tell people about the dangers of climate change.
"The most important thing is to let people know that we are all in the same boat," says Beltra. — In the end, we still live on the same planet, drink the same water, breathe the same air. I don't think there's anyone who doesn't want to keep it all clean."