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Climate Change Photography Contest 2009

The Rising Pall

JOINT THIRD PRIZE: Raj Kumar Purohit, October 2009, Jaipur – The Rising Pall: The image of a thick black cloud of smoke billowing out of the IOC oil depot in Jaipur, Rajasthan, perfectly encapsulates the dark fate that awaits us at the hands of the fossil fuel industry. At Copenhagen the hope was that world leaders would unite to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Nothing of the sort took place. The industrial North displayed its irresponsibility and China and India, joined their party by refusing to accept anything other than token cuts in carbon intensity. Emissions from Asia will therefore surge over the next two decades. As will our oceans.
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