This Italian artist transformed barren, dry lands into an environmental statement as Northern Italy suffers its worst drought in 70 years.
Italian artist Dario Gambarin used fields in Veneto, Italy, for his latest canvas. Gambarin carved “SAVE WATER” into the dry corn and wheat fields using a tractor, plow, and rotary harrow.
Gambarin created two pieces called “Save Water” and “The Scream of the Corn,” which were both carved into land in the Veneto countryside. The first piece is a 258,333.85 square-foot wide drop of water. Inside the drop, he wrote ‘save’ and for his second piece, he carved ‘water’ across a 290,625 square-foot field.
Recently, communities in northern Italy have been facing fines for wasting water as the local Mayors ration supplies due to the severe drought. Rainfall in northern Italy is 80% lower than the season average, and this winter has already gone down as the driest in the last 65 years. The Po, the longest river in Italy, is the lowest it has been since 1972.
At this point, it is no secret that this and other situations like this are caused by the planet’s rapid warming and climate change. Climate change leads to extreme weather like droughts, floods, and fires. The single BEST thing you can do to save water is to stop eating meat and all animal products. Growing animals for livestock takes a massive amount of water. It takes nearly 660 gallons of water to just make one burger, which is equivalent to nearly two months of showering for the average person. On the other hand, it takes 1,000 gallons of water to make just one gallon of cow milk.
Cities all over the world from California to Vietnam are facing a climate crisis and millions of people are protesting all over the world. Read more about politics and climate change, including Manchin Restarts Talks about Climate and Social Spending Bill Previously Rejected and Climate Change Protests Take Over With Millions Continuing to Strike Across The Globe! Climate change is a top priority for young voters and we need to care about the Green New Deal.
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