London’s Apocalyptic Sky.

Amazing photo of London’s apocalyptic sky.
More apocalyptic images emerged in October 2017, when Hurricane Ophelia left a strange haziness in parts of the UK.
Looking “more like a cinematic special effect than an actual atmospheric phenomenon”, the skies above Britain were filled with Saharan dust swept up by the storm.
Grovier said that “silhouetted against a sepia sunset, worldly objects suddenly darkened into something smoky and strange, surreal as solid shadows”.
He compared it to The Scream by Edvard Munch, a painting that also relied for its eeriness on an atmospheric event: in that case, the eruption of Krakatoa in August 1883. 
Image Credit: Photograph by Peter Macdiarmid/LNP
See more Images via BBC – Culture – The most striking images of 2017

Wet Night in Times Square, New York.

New York, New York
On a rain-soaked night the cacophony of Times Square coupled with the intensity of people avoiding the rain and with the Square’s flashing billboards and densely packed skyscrapers—can easily evoke the neo-noir world of the science fiction movie Blade Runner.
Source: 25 Captivating Pictures of Street Scenes Around the World

A Misty Bluff at Sunrise, Tunnack.

Sunrise over The Bluff in the mist
Image credit: Photograph by Andrea Claire Scott · · From Pic of the Week
This is a view from my parents’ Tunnack sheep property, “Gettington” at sunrise.
There are fat lambs grazing in the foreground, mist and functional windmill in the mid-ground, backdropped by the sun rising over The Bluff.
Who’d want to live anywhere else?
Source: ABC OPEN: Sunrise over The Bluff in the mist || From Project: Pic of the Week

Train running through Frozen Woods.

It’s a rare occurrence when the forest is wearing such enchanting colors, so I jumped at the opportunity and get there to eternalize that.
The forest retained its beauty all day, because of the cold, -5 degrees Celsius.
Only the narrow gauge broke the silence sometimes.


See more great images via I Spent A Whole Day In The Frozen Woods To Capture This Magnificent Winter View Of The Nearby Hills | Bored Panda

Breeding Climate Change Denial.

smokestack sunset-thumb-480xauto-1723Regardless of political inclinations, worry and action are two different things. Across the U.S., meaningful action in response to this harsh reality is scant.
Research shows clearly that the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere–now at an unprecedented 401.33 parts per million–is a direct result of the process of capitalist industrialization that has unfolded since the late 18th century.
Climate change is a direct consequence of the widespread, now globalized, mass production and consumption of goods, and of the material construction of our habitat that has accompanied it. Yet, despite this reality, production and construction–all in service of the growth imperative of capitalism and fueled by our consumer desires–continues unabated.
Therein lies the rub. As people who live in a society of consumers, who are steeped in consumerist ideology, we are socially, culturally, economically, and psychologically invested in this destructive system.
Our everyday life experiences and strategies, our relationships with friends and loved ones, our practices of leisure and amusement, and our personal goals and identities are all organized around practices of consumption.
We measure our self-worth by how much money we make, and by the quantity, quality, and newness of stuff we are able to buy. Most of us, even if we are critically aware of the implications of production, consumption and waste, can’t help but want more.
We are inundated with advertising so sinisterly clever that it now follows us around the internet, badgering us into submission.
We are socialized to consume, and so, when it comes down to it, we don’t really want to respond to climate change. According to the Gallup poll, most of us are willing to acknowledge that it is a problem that must be addressed, but it seems that we expect someone else to do that work. Sure, some of us have made lifestyle adjustments.
I, for instance, gave away my car several years ago, and have travelled almost exclusively by bicycle, public transit, or on my own two feet since then.
I buy produce from local sources at farmers markets, cook most meals from scratch, rarely eat meat, air dry my laundry, reuse “disposable” items, and use cloth shopping bags.
Others might cultivate all of their produce, rescue waste into up-cycled uses, buy used goods instead of new, or install solar panels in their homes.
But, how many of us are involved in forms of collective action and activism that work consciously toward social change.
Read more via I Am a Climate Change Denier, and So Are You.