“Yesterday I watched this very well done and visually incredible movie – Chasing Ice – which shows the drastic disappearance of many glaciers. And then I wake up to hear the news of the horrible and historic flooding in Ellicott City. (And we have been having a period of record setting heat in much of the US). The movie has a graph that many have seen in some form that shows the rise in CO2 and that storms and flooding events are getting worse and more frequent around the planet over the past several decades – and I am afraid this is another example of what they mean.” —Amanda Farber

And there is this important quote…”In an age when the media venerate the spectacular, when public policy is shaped primarily around perceived immediate need, a central question is strategic and representation: how can we convert into image and narrative the disasters that are slow moving and long in the making, disasters that are anonymous and that star nobody, disasters that are attritional and of indifferent interest to the sensation-driven technologies of our image-world? How can we turn the long emergencies of slow violence into stories dramatic enough to rouse public sentiment and warrant political intervention, these emergencies whose repercussions have given rise to some of the most critical challenges of our time?”