The Instagram account affecting our view of climate change, 640 px at a time

Climate change is one of the most pressing and controversial concerns of our time. Sea levels are rising, glaciers in Antartica are melting at accelerated speeds due to push of warmer water. A devastating drought in Sao Paulo, Brazil has began to affect the cost of produce at local markets. California has also just entered its fourth year of drought, despite having a period of steady rainfall in December. And conversely, heavy flooding has affected Thailand, Papau New Guinea, Pakistan and other countries.

Inspired by the widely popular EverydayAfrica account, photographer James Whitlow Delano in December created a space for photographers to take a more in-depth and curated look at the world through the hashtag Everydayclimatechange. The devastation of the Earth is documented in 640 px x 640 px squares that magnify the effects of weather, rising sea levels, oil drilling and gas burning across five continents.

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