Why, start a fire, of course! Surely, only lunatics would use fire as a tool to promote the idea of reducing combustion to bring CO2 levels down to 350ppm. And yet, here we have it. From earth350.org where they write:
Australia Ignites For Climate Action…
If you haven’t yet seen the incredible photos out of Australia for 350 EARTH, you’re missing out.
First up is this gorgeous aerial, with the snaking highway behind it:
The design–which incorporates a windmill as a sign of clean energy alternatives–was made by Keith Chidzey.
The next photo is of a similar design, engulfed in flames.
The piece, which was photographed by acclaimed photographer Peter Solness, was designed to call attention to the issues of drought and wildfire in Australia.
While prolonged drought and bushfires a continuing crises in Australia, the problems (and their solutions) have never before been depicted so evocatively. Enormous thanks to Keith, Peter, and everyone else who helped create this beautiful piece.
Umm, the drought is over in Australia in case you 350.org folks haven’t noticed.
And I can’t help noticing how the second photo from above, doesn’t look that much different than this one:
I suppose it makes some sort of sense, as both events do tend to attract the same sort of
firebugs filthy eco hippies artists people.
From the Wikipedia entry they say that for the 2010 event, “BLM issues 293 citations and 8 arrests.” BLM is the Bureau of Land Management.
I wonder if the earth350.org kooks got burn permits? I wonder if they restored the land to its previous state before torching it?
h/t to Ecotretas