Short Film about Thai Floods Provides Unique View of Everyday Impact of Climate Change

Published 10 December 11 05:51 PM | RebLawger

Ariel Stevenson

Thailand Flooding

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change met in Uganda last week to discuss the current state of global climate change. The main conclusion of the meeting had a familiar ring: weather is changing, and it’s probably our fault (but we still need to conduct more research).

While the IPCC was debating the conclusiveness of the data, people in Thailand were wading through waist-deep water that has filled their shops, streets, and homes for months. The death toll of the Thailand floods has just topped six hundred, most from drowning. Economic growth is projected to be stunted at 2.4%.

This short film by photojournalist Gideon Mendel documents the everyday impact of these floods on the people of Thailand. It is a spellbinding image of perseverance in the face of hardship and adaptation amidst profound strangeness. 

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