Irreplaceable: Wildlife in a Warming World

Friday I went to the San Francisco Public Library (100 Larkin Street) to see Irreplaceable a photography exhibit that shows how global warming is affecting wildlife. The exhibit will travel to twelve or so major cities. The goal is to educate the public and collect signatures to show policymakers that we are concerned about the fate of our wildlife. The exhibition will end in Washington D.C. where it will be presented along with all the signatures collect to policy makers in congress. You can participate in this unique photo petition by sending letters or submitting your own photographs. Visit this page for more information on how to get involved.

Scientists belief that global warming will be the number one cause of species extinction in the next century. To help do your part sign their "Call to Care" form.

I am including some of my favorite photographs from the exhibit here. Please visit Irreplaceable's website to see all the photographs and get the stories that go with them.

Green Sea Turtle by Michelle Westmorland

Narwhal by Paul Nicklen (National Geographic Image Collection)

Walrus by Norbert Rosing

Beluga Whale by Kevin Schafer

Coral Reef by David Doubilet

Emperor Penguin by Kevin Schafer

Monarch Butterfly by Frans Lanting

The exhibit itself didn't have anything they don't have on their website and it was kind of just randomly put through the fifth floor of the library. So I would say check it out if you are in the area but don't go out of your way to get there. Definitely take the time to check out the website because it is a great cause and there are some amazing Photographs.

To see when the exhibit will be in your city check out their schedule.