When talking about global warming, there are many controversies due to peoples inability to understand or accept the concepts associated with it.
This National Geographic photographic series, (http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/photos/antarctica-gallery/#/larsen-b-iceshelf_265_600x450.jpg) illustrates the effects of global warming in Antartica. In my opinion, these visuals can provide the viewer with clearer ideas on what will happen to the wildlife and habitats in this location, however, do you think these mesmerizing images successfully raise awareness of the issues Antartica is facing? Do you think using beautiful landscape and “cute” animal photographs are effective?
Also, the descriptions below the photographs attempt to give us a context for the image. I question the success in communicating the correct message that Global Warming is real, and needs to be taken seriously. For example, “A group of gentoo penguins nests on an icy shore of Cierva Cove, Antarctica. The continent is home to a number of penguin species, including Adélie, chinstrap, emperor, gentoo, and rockhopper,” provides the viewers with little information on what will happen to the penguins in relation to global warming. Is there a better way of writing that?