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Climate Change – Postcards From the Future

These incredible images depict London in the future, ravaged by the effects of climate change where large areas of uninhabitable due to flooding, or where shanty towns filled with climate change migrants engulf famous landmarks, and where tropical species of animals have found new habitats.

Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones created these images explore the impact climate change will have on London and how Londoners will need to do adapt and innovate. It is interesting how striking and yet peaceful these images are. At once, a shock of the reality to come and the familiarity of the capital city. I will let the images do the rest of the talking and check out the website here for further information.
Nelson looks down on a shanty town of climate refugees. As the equatorial belt becomes uninhabitable, so people are driven north in search of food and security. People settle wherever they can and many reach London. This is the political dilemma of the day for all European countries. The numbers are overwhelming. London’s strategy is to cluster the new arrivals in the historic centre, rather than spread them through the suburbs, where most Londoners now live.
Nelson looks down on a shanty town of climate refugees. As the equatorial belt becomes uninhabitable, so people are driven north in search of food and security. People settle wherever they can and many reach London. This is the political dilemma of the day for all European countries. The numbers are overwhelming. London’s strategy is to cluster the new arrivals in the historic centre, rather than spread them through the suburbs, where most Londoners now live.
 (Trafalgar Square Shanty)

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(London as Venice)

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(Buckingham Palace Shanty)

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 (Hyde Park Palm Oil)

Postcards From the Future is exhibiting at the London Futures Exhibition at the Museum of London from October 2010 – March 2011.