Angry Tundra: see first posting March 2008

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Dark clouds over the Maldives

oil on canvas 100 * 100 cm

Maldives, island paradise! The Maldives are well known for their coral reefs and luxery tourism. But for how long? On average the island rises only 1 meter above sea level. Already they're having serious problems with storms flooding parts of the islands. On the other hand, coral grows, thats why these islands have kept up with rising sea levels in the past. The question is: will the coral be able to keep up with the rapid rise of the sea level this century? Scientists still don't know enough about coral growth to be certain.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Google Outreach and Google LatLong

Great initiative by Google in support of environment and communicating climate change.

Friday, May 16, 2008


oil on canvas 100*100 cm
This is another part of the Amazon forest that has been clear cut and/ or burnt, depleted and eroded and left for cattle to graze the sparse vegetation that remains. To ensure there's enough for cattle to drink you can clearly see dams. To me they look like lonely eyes staring into the blue skies, hoping for rain.