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North Cascades Audubon Society: Documenting Humans’ Impact on The Planet

North Cascades Audubon Society: Documenting Humans’ Impact on The Planet



Old City Hall
121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, 98225 United States
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Join the North Cascades Audubon Society for a presentation with guest speaker Daniel Beltrá in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall.

Documenting the forces and impacts of climate change can sometimes feel like an impossible task, but for over thirty years, award-winning photographer Daniel Beltrá has been traveling the world to shine a light on the dramatic changes that afflicted our fragile ecosystems. In his presentation, Beltrá views the climate crisis with hope and optimism for the opportunity it presents to us to make long overdue changes.  He brings you along on his photographic journeys while witnessing global shifts from Greenland and the Arctic Circle to the world’s great tropical rainforests in the Amazon, Indonesia, and the Congo, to Antarctica. His most striking photographs are images dramatically captured from airplanes and helicopters. This perspective gives the viewer a wider context of the beauty and destruction he witnesses while revealing a delicate sense of scale that emphasizes that the Earth and its resources are finite. His passion for conservation and truth-seeking is evident in the evocatively poignant images that reveal the precarious balance the planet has been pushed to by our carbon-intensive economy.

Free/$5 Suggested donation

The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.