This weekend I decided to spend my Sunday afternoon doing a little more than catching up on the X factor so I ventured to the London Museum to visit the London Futures exhibition. The exhibition displays a number of digitally modified photographs of London adapting to the effects of global warming. One of my favorite photographs, depicted below, represents the need for renewable energy to provide electricity to the remaining buildings in the flooded centre of London.
I found the images beautiful but frightfully worrying all the same. Each picture suggested that London would be taking steps backwards, where food scarcity will force Londoners to heavily rely on agriculture and where overpopulation will cause living standards to drop as citizens move into small spaces much like slums.
I believe the pictures, although not necessarily accurate, will encourage people to consider the state of our environment and perhaps begin to take a more proactive stance in combating global warming. Most of you may well not agree with me, so I would suggest you make your way down to the exhibition, which will be at the museum until March 6th, and draw your own conclusions.
For more information visit the Museum’s website on http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/English/EventsExhibitions/Special/LondonFutures.htm