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Thu, 14 Mar

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Islington

A Burning World

Award winning photographer Gideon Mendel showing images of the destruction inflicted upon our precious and beautiful natural environment by man- made climate change.

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A Burning World
A Burning World

Time & Location

14 Mar 2024, 19:00 – 31 Mar 2024, 23:00

Islington, Islington, London, UK

About the event

As the climate crisis escalates, it's imperative to spotlight the role played by financial institutions. In the last 7 years $5.5 trillion has flowed from the coffers of 60 banks into fossil fuel projects. Standard Chartered Bank alone has contributed over $46 billion.

In an outstanding piece of greenwashing, Standard Chartered Bank sponsors the 'Weather Photographer of the Year' competition, now in its seventh year — the same length of time since the Paris COP. This competition captures the dramatic spectacle of extreme weather events worldwide. Yet its narrative falls short. It often fails to contextualise these captivating images within the broader context of destruction. It suggests that extreme weather is beautiful, sublime, devoid of peril.

In contrast, each image shown here lays bare the devastation wrought by wild fires, to communities and landscapes. It is clear It is clear that these are intrinsically linked to the continuing and increasing combustion of fossil fuels enabled by banks like Standard Chartered.

This exhibition invites all those complicit in the funding of fossil fuel projects to look directly at the horrific consequences. With the future of the world as we know it hanging in the balance, is it too late for the sponsors of climate breakdown to see what they are doing?

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