Climate is essential in human life, but sometimes we are not aware of it.
During the extension of the 7 billion Others project, we met people around the world who have witnessed change in their daily life because of global warming. “Climate voices” aspires to be an alarm signal, given by not only those who have had their life shattered by the repercussions of climate change, but also by the scientific community.
We have shot 600 new interviews in 17 countries. Testimonies were gathered from every continent, where the population is directly affected by climate change. For these interviews, we added to the 7 billion Others original questionnaire a list of specific questions on climate change which were confirmed by the IPCC, and adapted according to the situation of the interviewees. This project is completed by testimonies of scientists to insist on the necessity to become aware of the problem.
This project has be shown in December 2009 for the United Nations Climate Conference in Copenhagen.
- Canada, Quebec and Northwest Territories: Thawing of permafrost. Moving of villages. Disappearing of native communities.
- United States, California, San Diego: Drought. Growing forest fires.
- United States, Texas, Houston: Displaced people from New-Orleans.
- Peru, Altiplano: Thawing of glaciers. Raise in altitude of the freezing level.
- Mali, Bamako, Tombouctou: Desertification, overgrazing, conflict between breeders and farmers.
- Spain, Malaga, Almeria: Hard droughts.
- France: The 2003 heat wave and its consequences. Evolution of farming and fishing professions. Migration of species. Glaciologists, experts on climate, migrations of species…
- Netherlands: Increase in the water level.
- Germany, islands of Halligen: Increase in the water level. Disappearing of lands.
- Kenya: Extension of malaria, drought.
- Madagascar: Deforestation, drought.
- India, Ladakh, Calcutta: Thawing of glaciers, floods, pollution.
- Bangladesh, south-east: Rise in the water level, natural disasters, increase of salinity in the arable lands.
- China, north area, near Beijing: Desertification.
- Taïwan: Natural disasters, typhoon Morakot August 2009.
- Maldives: Rise in the sea level. Exodus to other lands.
- Australia, Murray-Darling, Queensland: Strong droughts. Floods. Blanching of corals.
Images et interviews: Emmanuel Cappellin, Damien Chatard, Anne Guillaume, Judith Haussling, Chloé Henry-Biabaud, Aurélie Miquel, Sibylle d’Orgeval, Baptiste Rouget-Luchaire, Jean Sebastian Seguin, Mélanie de Segundo, Isabelle Vayron
Production/Post-Production Manager: Florent Gilard
Production coordinators: Julie Brones, Véronique Beauducel
Chief editor: Solveig Risacher
Assistant editors: Véronique Algan, Sabrina Auteau
Trainee editor: Eva Branellec
Scientifics interviews editor: Caroline Wallis
Project and exhibitions coordination: Galitt Kenan, Claire Guibert