Environmental change in Namibia: land-use impacts and climate change as revealed by repeat photography

Rohde, R, Hoffman, M.T and Sullivan, S (2021) 'Environmental change in Namibia: land-use impacts and climate change as revealed by repeat photography.' In: Böhm, S and Sullivan, S, eds. Negotiating climate change in crisis. Open Book Publishers, Cambridge, pp. 173-187. ISBN 9781800642621

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0265

Abstract

This essay draws on repeat landscape photography to explore and juxtapose different cultural and scientific understandings of environmental change and sustainability in west Namibia. Change in the landscape ecology of western and central Namibia over the last 140 years has been investigated using archival landscape photographs located and re-photographed, or ‘matched’, with recent photographs. Each set of matched images for a site provides a powerful visual statement of change and/or stability that can assist with understanding present circumstances at specific places. The chapter shows in a practical way an innovative possibility for documenting and analysing environmental and social change, helping us to contextualise projected and predicted environmental futures, and sometimes offering complexity with regard to modelled climate change projections and scenarios.

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