Global Warming in Photographs

Photo by Tina Freeman

Health Editor’s Note: Look at these first two pictures, side by side and see the vast difference.  No denying that we (our earth) are/is too warm. We are experiencing  and will continue to experience melting and flooding. Can we turn this around?…Carol

Paired Images of Melting Glaciers and Flooding Wetlands Tell the Story of Global Climate Change

by Rachel Lallensack/

Understanding the regional impacts of a global problem like climate change can be challenging. Melting glaciers in Greenland or Antarctica cause sea level rise near coastal communities thousands of miles away. In places like New Orleans, for example, about 46 percent of sea level rise is due to ice melting around the globe.

Photographer Tina Freeman draws attention to the interconnectedness of two far-flung landscapes—her home state of Louisiana and the glaciers at our planet’s poles—in her show “Lamentations,” on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art through March 15, 2020. Over the course of seven years, she has captured both subjects, pairing photographs of Greenland’s permafrost, Iceland’s ice caves and Antarctica’s tabular ice sheets with visually similar images of Louisiana wetlands, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and other coastal landscapes. The show features a selection of diptychs from her book of the same name that features 26 stunning image pairings.

“’Lamentations’ profoundly engages with both its message and its messenger, with both the precarious existence of glaciers and wetlands and with photography itself,” says Russell Lord, NOMA’s curator of photographs, in a press release.

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Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescue pups.

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  1. For accurate information on your weather along with historical climate data is one source to begin building your own “Mosaic of Truth”.

  2. No. We cannot.
    We have, however, created a sustainable future for Earth’s plants.
    Climate changes. No one “denys” that.
    The roots of the UN IPCC are Eugenisists.
    Thank you, VT, for teaching me to research on my own.

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