Sinking Sundarbans on display in London

Posted by jamie — 14 January 2010 at 6:38pm - Comments

Small islands bereft of mountains are going to sink beneath the waves as sea levels rise and for the millions of people living on them, climate change is not some distant, abstract concept but a concrete reality. As noted last week, the Sundarbans islands of India and Bangladesh have lost four islands completely. Sorry, 'lost' implies that they were carelessly misplaced behind a cupboard. 'Forcibly taken' would perhaps be more apt.

Photographer Peter Caton has made several trips to the Sundarbans to document what's happening there and his photos have appeared in our recent Sinking Sundarbans slideshow. Now an exhibition of the same name, supported by Greenpeace, has opened at gallery@oxo in London and comes highly recommended by our photo editors Daphne and Angela.

It's open 11am-6pm every day until 24 January at Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, London SE1 9PH. More details on the gallery website.

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I'm a forests campaigner working mainly on Indonesia. My personal mumblings can be found @shrinkydinky.

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