24 Apr : Ever got curious to know what happens if pristine white glaciers melt into oblivion? This is exactly what prompted a young Delhi-based photographer to capture the ecological downslide through his camera in distant Alaska.
Andre Jeanpierre Fanthome, a self-learnt photographer, was "unhappy to see these photographs as it reminds me of the things that are rapidly being lost."
"I want these photographs to wake us from our slumber and acknowledge that this is a threat … Through these photographs I would like to excite people and let them do the thinking," Fanthome said at his photo-exhibition ’32 degree Fahrenheit’ at the American Centre in the capital.
"We are wrecking havoc on this beautiful green planet and its time we should nurture it back. Our selfhood is copyrighted from nature and we should all use this day (Earth Day) to take a pledge within to think about this mad materialistic race," Education Director of WWF Neeta Nangia Goswami said on Wednesday.
According to statistics reveal the Himalayan glaciers provide water to 40 per cent of world’s human population.
Almost 10 million people would be rendered homeless when these magnificent natural resources cease to exist in the face of rising global warming.