A snow photographer who took the world by storm over the winter months says we are living in the past and the future is bleak.
“We are living at the mercy of a climate that is changing, not just globally, but locally, and that is a very dangerous and dangerous place to be,” photographer Alex Hirsch told ABC News.
Hirsch, who is based in Vancouver, B.C., shot over two-and-a-half months on the iconic White Pine Mountain in Canada’s Yukon Territory in 2017.
He has been working on a series of photos for the magazine Snow and Ice, which will be published in February.
The photographer said that as climate change worsens and more people go without enough food, water and electricity, there will be more disasters like the 2016 avalanche that killed 29 people in Russia.
“I think it’s going to happen eventually, because the longer we’re here the more people are going to die, but I’m pretty sure we’re going to end up living in a world where we’ll have an apocalypse, and then we’ll all die,” Hirsch said.
“It’s going be pretty apocalyptic, because there will no longer be a climate.
We are living on the edge.”
Hirsch has spent years researching the effects of climate change and the impact of global warming on the world’s wildlife.
He also said that if the Arctic becomes uninhabitable, the only people left to hunt would be polar bears.
“There are a lot of species in the Arctic that will be gone,” he said.