evgeny kazantsev forecasts the effects of cataclysmic climate change
 
evgeny kazantsev forecasts the effects of cataclysmic climate change
feb 02, 2015

evgeny kazantsev forecasts the effects of cataclysmic climate change

evgeny kazantsev forecasts the effects of cataclysmic climate change
all images © bang! bang! illustration agency /courtesy of evgeny kazantsev

 

 

 

the world as we’ve never seen it before — evgeny kazantsev presents a surreal look at what our cities and surroundings might look like in catastrophic conditions. the series imagines a pattern of extreme weather changes, forcing the earth’s natural and urban landscapes into ruin and disrepair. beloved landmarks, towns and touristic sites are afflicted by heat waves, ice storms and droughts, leaving each in a state of decay and degeneration.

 

kazantsev envisages venice’s world-celebrated canals without water, leaving a sad scene of abandoned gondolas at the bottom of an empty waterway; unusually warm conditions sees an alpine town without any sign of snow, the unfortunate scene unfolding from a lone tram car descending down the moistureless mountainside; beachgoers appear to find the sight of a mammoth glacier sitting just off the sandy shores an ordinary circumstance. ‘cataclysm happens’ — made for burjui design bureau and their client, gefest insurance company — sheds an unnerving light on the potential for natural disaster, and uncovers the alarming scenarios if such havoc were to ensue.

evgeny kazantsev cataclysm happens
barcelona’s landmark sagrada familia is in near ruins, as a result of an extreme dust storm

evgeny kazantsev cataclysm happens
unusually warm conditions sees an alpine town without any sign of snow

evgeny kazantsev cataclysm happens
venice’s world-celebrated canals are envisioned without water

evgeny kazantsev cataclysm happens
a deep freeze leaves a waterfall frozen as ice

evgeny kazantsev cataclysm happens
desert meets water in this surreal scene

evgeny kazantsev cataclysm happens
weather patterns force a flocks of birds to loose track of their directional pull

evgeny kazantsev cataclysm happens

evgeny kazantsev cataclysm happens
a torrential downpour rains down on a city street

  • The canals in Venice are sea water. So if the current climate changes were to progress to catastrophic conditions wouldn’t the water raise due to melting polar ice caps?

    captain obvious

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