Climate change is taking its toll on the planet and its inhabitants. Nowhere else is this more visible than in the Arctic. The region is warming twice as fast as anywhere else on earth, and over the last few decades its sea ice has experienced a dramatic decline. It’s a bitter irony that this profound change is seen not as a stark warning, but instead an opportunity for governments and oil companies to drill for the same oil that caused the melting in the first place. Despite rapid and profound changes, the Arctic remains an incredibly hostile place to drill for oil. Assignment for Greenpeace Save the Arctic campaign to raise awareness about ongoing oil exploration in the Arctic and how climate change and the melting of Arctic ice will affect the whole world.
Christian Aslund is a Swedish photographer, based in Stockholm. Christian has a background as a photojournalist working for newspapers, magazines and NGO's, documenting a variety of armed conflicts, environmental and social issues. He also shoots commercial and editorial photography, capturing life’s moments with a twist.