Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Letters to Editor Dept.
sent to: New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Washingston Post

Blueprints of the future ?

A recent editorial in your newspaper about global warming was timely and insightful, and I hope your editorial writers write more editorials about climate change. It is an important topic to address.

I am glad to see that your paper is indeed taking global warming seriously. In an effort to show what the distant future might look like if global warming events turn out to be disastrous for humankind, an illustrator named Deng Cheng-hong, has come up with a series of computer-generated blueprints of what an envisioned "sustainable population retreat" (or, polar city) to house survivors of climate change in the year 2500 A.D. or so might look like.

Deng's artwork is the first of its kind anywhere in the world and can be viewed online at:

His illustrations are both reassuring and ominous. Reassuring, because they speak of survival and hope; ominous, because time seems to be running out.

-- Danny Bloom
Northward Ho! blog

LINK: to published letter in Taipei Times

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