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Planet in Peril

Chapter 1 | October 2022 | 60 pages

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THANK YOU Welcome This is a photo book about our planet in the early days of the 21st Century. Its images were collected and curated with love and hope by people like you. Today, it serves as a wake- up call. It reveals the burden our home is bearing well over a hundred years into an energy experiment that is beginning to go badly wrong. It gives you a front-row seat to melting glaciers, polluted cities, and dying forests. It shows you communities ravaged by flood or by drought. It highlights the extreme impacts of fire, To the folks at Getty Images who wind, and ecosystems out of balance. It is an invitation to look with your own eyes on the stark reality of a planet in peril. It is also a peek behind the curtain at the seeds of hope that said yes to using their photo exist in creative solutions being developed every day to reimagine how energy is generated collection. and used and how ecosystems might yet be saved. WITH YOUR OWN EYES is a collection of hopeful images too, reminding us that there is much To Shepard Fairey for donating four yet worth working our very hardest to save and restore. It’s also a call for you to join us. We are magnificent pieces of cover art. building a movement of difference-makers who know that, together, we can do just about anything. It is not too late. To the other artists who allowed us If you are reading this, you are already making a difference. When you share it with someone, to share their work with the world. you amplify your impact, and ours. If you want to do even more, The Carbon Almanac, and the movement it is inspiring needs you. We need your perspective. We need your passion. We To the dozens of volunteers whose need YOUR energy. hands and creative energies We hope this will stand as a testament to how close we came to a bad outcome, and as a brought this vision to life. reminder that humans can do more good than harm if we point our collective efforts in a shared direction. The time is now. Let’s go!

OUR PLANET IN PERIL

Our Planet in Peril Climate Impact Take a close look at the pages that follow. Let them take you to places you may already be intimately familiar with and to ones you may never get to see up close. The melting ice, toxic air, devastating drought and flooding, and damage to our oceans and forests has happened at an alarming rate in the span of just a few generations. Whole habitats are disappearing. Ecosystems are being forever changed. Thank you for bearing witness. Click on any page to visit The Carbon Almanac site and discover how you can help.

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Icebergs near the Sermeq Kujalleq (aka Jakobshavn Glacier), a UNESCO world heritage site in Greenland. Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images. 2012.

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A waterfall created by a melting iceberg, Svalbard, Norway. Mint Images/Art Wolfe via Getty Images.

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Greece: Economic crisis has led to the combustion of cheaper fossil fuels. Alexandros Maragos via Getty Images.

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Traffic driving in pollution from burning rice fields near Bangkok, Thailand. The Image Bank via Getty Images.

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Ancient buildings of the historical center during a highly polluted day in Beijing, China. Andrea Verdelli via Getty Images. 2021.

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Downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood enveloped in smog as photographed from the Hollywood Hills. Jim Steinfeldt/Michael Ochs Archives via Getty Images. 2004.

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Parts of the Dutch coast are taken by the ocean as storm Corrie rages on January 31, 2022 in Wassenaar, The Netherlands. © Michel Porro. 2022 .

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Hurricane Delta causes damage to Louisiana’s Gulf Coast. E4C/E+ via Getty Images.

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Floods in the village of Salempur, India force its residents to move between houses by boat or wade through chest-high water. Gideon Mendel for Action Aid/Corbis via Getty Images. 2007.

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A young girl and her sister at the dried up river bed of Buriganga, in Hazaribagh, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Majority World/Universal Images Group via Getty Images 2005.

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Dried cracked mud is seen at the Valdeinfierno reservoir - one of Spain’s oldest - in Zarcilla de Ramos, Spain. David Ramos via Getty Images. 2017.

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Forests suffer during prolonged dry weather, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany. Jens Schlueter via Getty Images. 2020.

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Dead lodgepole pines stand among living trees in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest in Montana, USA. Chip Somodevilla via Getty Images. 2019.

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Fire is used to clear crop fields after harvest in Brazil. Josemoraes/E+ via Getty Images.

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Illuminated trees in Srinagar, India. Satyam Bhorwal/EyeEm via Getty Images.

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Horses run toward solar panels at Wildflower Ranch in Boulder, Colorado while hurricane-force wind-fueled Marshall Fire rages on the horizon. © Anna Peppet, 2021.

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Policemen patrol burned fields after a forest fire near Sofuentes, Spain. STR/AFP via Getty Images.

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A forest of ashen trees in the wake of flames as the Windy Fire in California Hot Spring, CA, spreads. David McNew via Getty Images. 2021.

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Lumber harvested by machinery. Christian Aslund/EyeEm Premium via Getty Images.

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Old-growth forest clearcutting on the coast of Lyell Island, British Columbia, Canada. Joel W. Rogers/Corbis Documentary via Getty Images.

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Heatwaves and drought fuel an algae bloom in the waters of Lake Isabella, California, tinging it green. David McNew/Getty Images News via Getty Images. 2021.

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Aerial view of green algae in a polluted river. Anton Petrus/Moment via Getty Images.

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Green algae feed on phosphate pollution, and cut off other lifeforms from their oxygen supply. Sergiy Trofimov Photography/Moment via Getty Images.

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Toxic algae bloom across the Caloosahatchee River in Labelle, Florida. Pedro Portal/Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images. 2018.

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Coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Brett Monroe Garner/Moment via Getty Images.

THANK YOU It’s not too late… The Carbon Almanac is a book about energy. It is full of facts about the ways we’ve used energy to make a mess of things and the creative solutions we’re developing to turn the tide. It is also about a different sort of energy. The energy of hope and connection. The ability that For showing up. humans have to solve problems and to make things better. It’s not too late to make a difference, but none of us can solve this challenge on our own. For bearing witness. We need each other to make a difference at a scale that matters. We need to move beyond individual, isolated, effort and join in collective action. For sticking with it. If you’re here, you are already a difference-maker. Find more of us at The Carbon Almanac For the difference you’ve made. where you’ll find dozens of ways to join a global movement to fight climate change. If not now, when? For taking the next step….

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