Often, legislation requires governments and manufacturers to comply over many years. This can be beneficial to companies and manufacturers as they can adopt incremental approaches to green design therefore minimising the cost, however some environmental concerns, for example carbon dioxide reduction and climate change require immediate action.
The ravages of climate change on the natural world form the subject of National Geographic’s latest poignant, melancholy photo series, collected by photographers all over the world as part of an open call this fall on Your Shot, the magazine’s online photo community. The images show the effects climate change is having on the planet through the first-person perspective of a photographer’s lens: A hollowed-out iceberg, wildfires threatening San Francisco, inhabited islands sinking in the Ganges, bone dry fish farms in Israel, and polar bear corpses inharmoniously decomposing in green, sunny fields.
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