Evolution Of Ecosystems, Australia

 
 
178 meters, 2019. © Alan McFetridge

178 meters, 2019. © Alan McFetridge

 

At mid-April, conditions for a fire with such ferocity is unseasonal in New South Wales, Australia.

The story for Menai’s residents is one of a narrow escape. Communities affected by climate change are beginning to ask the question; how will urban life be sustained during the forthcoming extreme weather events?

Landscapes are coupled with still life studies of common items, found amongst the ash in the freshly burnt reserve. Sharing a boundary with suburbia, the titles show the distance from the camera to the nearest house.

 
 
Cutters, 2018. © Alan McFetridge

Cutters, 2018. © Alan McFetridge

Coke Can, 2018. © Alan McFetridge

Coke Can, 2018. © Alan McFetridge

 

The Australian continent has a climate history rich with high rainfall, droughts, bushfires and snowfalls. It is a continent vulnerable to climate extremes and variability. How has human activity altered patterns here, and what will climate change look like for Australian people?

 
316 meters, 2019. © Alan McFetridge

316 meters, 2019. © Alan McFetridge

 

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