Can This Photograph of Mt. Everest Persuade People That Climate Change Is Happening?
Conor Friedersdorf from The Atlantic reports from Aspen:
In his Wednesday talk, [world renowned mountaineer David] Breashears predicted that the images he’s producing will have a huge impact on the next generation and its attitudes toward climate change. “The data doesn’t resonate. There is no imagery that corresponds to what we see in the charts,” he said. But detailed, high resolution imagery of faraway glaciers and the ways that they’re losing ice over time?
He believes they’ll prove uniquely persuasive.
Check out the pictures and judge for yourself. George Mallory took the upper photograph, 91 years ago. David Breashears took the lower photograph from the exact same location, in 2009.