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Cyclones, 2006

Rita

It is hard to watch events on the news without being influenced by them. The hurricanes which swept the Atlantic and notably submerged New Orleans in 2005 were heralded as exceptional storms caused by climate change.

For all the destruction and misery that they cause, hurricanes have a majestic beauty about them. When viewed from the distance of space they appear soft, quiet and graceful. The coiled tension of their spiral only hints at the energy contained inside. Over a period of time we see the shape change as the hurricane grows, observing any unfortunate obscured coastlines in its path only through radar and satellite imaging.

As symbols of climate change, cyclones represent the power of nature’s unstoppable force.

Katrina, 2006

Flow

Flood

Blue Rita

Red Rita

Flux

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