United Nations Climate Report

The united nations climate report is published and can be downloded here.

I really like the summary below:

Overall, this report finds many reasons for optimism, but much work remains. It’s clear that business as usual simply isn’t good enough anymore. We must do more – much more – in areas related to mitigation, adaptation, and the finance to support all of this work. And we must do it quickly.

And the quote from UN Secretary General António Guterres

I want to hear about how we are going to stop the increase in emissions by 2020, and dramatically reduce emissions to reach net-zero emissions by midcentury.

This quote brings it quite to the point, the world by now knows that we need to change, but what are those changes? I really wnat to see and hear them too.

Here a few key statments from the Climate Report:

The bottom line is that while momentum exists, we need much more climate ambition.

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The race against climate change is one we can and must win.

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While climate action has accelerated since Paris, it still falls far short of an unprecedented transformation needed to limit impacts of climate change.

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Willkommen bei Glaciers.Today

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We need to change

Seit fast einem Jahrzent besuche und fotografiere ich immer wieder den Aletschgletscher ein wichtiges Elemnet der UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch Region

Am Anfang war ich einfach erstaunt über die Größe und die Tatsache, dass man beobachten kann, wie sich eine so riesige Eismasse langsam das Tal hinunter bewegt. All dies umgeben von einer unglaubliche schönen Bergwelt.

Erst als ich die Gelegenheit und das Privileg hatte, einige Tage auf dem Gletscher zu wandern, wurde mir klar, wie flüchtig und zerbrechlich dieser Riese ist.

Es ist nicht nur der Aletschgletscher; Auf allen Kontinenten gibt es noch mehr Gletscher,  und sie schmelzen ganz einfach weg.

Ich bin kein Wissenschaftler, es wird nie meine Absicht sein dies zu erklären. Als Fotograf  kann ich nur die Schönheit und die Zerbrechlichkeit dieses natürlichen Lebensraums zeigen. Helfen Sie mir bei diesem Projekt.

Es gibt viele Möglichkeiten, diese Bilder und Botschaften einem breiteren Publikum zugänglich zu machen. Ich möchte uns inspirieren, das Verhalten mit unseren natürlichen Ressourcen zu ändern. Dies ist eine unserer Aufgaben für die zukünftigen Generationen.

Jürg Kaufmann
Since almost a decade I have been visiting and photographing the Aletsch glacier which is a key part of the UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch region.

In the beginning, I was simply amazed by the beauty, the size and the fact that you can watch such a giant mass of ice moving slowly down the valley. On top, this giant glacier is surrounded by an incredible landscape of mountains.

Soon I started to seriously hike and explore the glacier with the camera and other photo equipment. Most of the time small expeditions lasting several days. During these hikes, I realized how privileged I am to be able to see and live this natural environment, however, I also discovered the fragility of this giant. This applies not only for the Aletsch Glacier; there are many more in the Alps and around the globe on all the continents which as spectacular and simply melting away.

I’m not a scientist, it will never be my intention to explain why this is happening. There are a few scientist which are working on a regular base on the Aletsch glacier. A few of them will be present in a later stage within this project.

My goaI is to show the beauty and the fragility of this natural habitat. For years I have published only a very limited number of this images now with the project www.glaciers.today I want to show more of this precious environment.

Help me with this project, there are many ways to bring these images and messages out to a wider audience.

I want to inspire you and many other to change the behavior with our natural resources, this is one of our responsibilities for the future generations.

Jürg Kaufmann

 

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”

Albert Einstein

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