Images From a Warming Planet
Ashley Cooper undertook a fourteen-year project to document the causes of climate change, its many impacts and the rise of renewable energy, on every continent on the planet. The stunning visual images he captured depict how natural ecosystems are collapsing as the world warms and the measures we can take to avoid the worst excesses of climate change, and have been published in his award-winning book, Images From a Warming Planet.
Jonathon Porritt wrote the foreword for the book and called it “An extraordinary collection of images and a powerful call to action”. The book has received very favourable reviews from Sir Tim Smit and Chris Bonington, and recently won the Gold Award for Media and Communication in the annual Green Apple Awards for sustainability.
After gaining an Honours Degree in Geography from Aberystwyth University, Ashley Cooper spent three months travelling through East Africa before returning home to work, or fundraise, for several charities. In 1994 he did his first climate change photo shoot in Alaska, becoming a fulltime professional photographer in 2010 - the year he won the climate change category of the Environmental Photographer of the Year Competition. He lives in Cumbria, and has been a member of the Langdale/Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team, the busiest mountain rescue team in the UK, for the last 25 years. Ashley is now using his image collection and knowledge to set up a new, worldwide climate change initiative called ICommit.