This past August, France was caught in the middle of a most extreme heatwave, causing devastation in the southern forests, among many other environmental disasters. 2022 turned out to be the hottest European summer on record ever, leaving swaths of the continent in flames as a result. Daily headlines across the country – and entire continent – were crying in despair over the most unusual natural disasters bareling through the season. A cry for help from the planet, calling on us to realize where we are all headed in the all too near future. Will this be a call to action for the governments of Europe to finally step up to the plate and change their ways ? It’s yet for us all to see if this will have a lasting effect on the way the people in charge choose to alter the status quo and progress in an actual sustainable and forward thinking manner. This summer was an all too palpable and in-your-face result of a heating planet, forcing the facts of global warming to creep right up to the front door.
– Romain Fabry, photographer