Science Art-Nature presents Challenges of Climate Change

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Food Shortages / Warming Oceans / Migration

In 1949, Aldo Leopold wrote in A Sand County Almanac, “When we see land as a community in which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” Today, recognized as the main contributor to climate change, humans must make significant changes to coexist with the natural world. This is evident even in vast marine habitats. For example, warmer ocean temperatures and melting sea ice threaten the ecology of whale feeding grounds and cause disruption of the migration patterns of many large whales.

Curator's comment:  A recent (2019) study, “Fluctuating reproductive rates in Hawaii's humpback whales, Megaptera novaeangliae, reflect recent climate anomalies in the North Pacific” is concerning.


Jay Jocham   Hancock, WI, USA

Title:   Save the Whales

Species:   Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Date:   2010
Medium:   acrylic
Dimensions:   36 X 51cm (14 X 20”)
unframed (unavailable for display and sale)

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