Kadir van Lohuizen takes you on a tour of his exhibition 'Rising Tide' at The National Maritime Museum. Watch videos of different areas affected by the rising sea level.
Photojournalist Kadir van Lohuizen hosts a guided tour through his exhibition 'Rising Tide', which is on display until 12 October 2020 at The National Maritime Museum. During the tour, Van Lohuizen talks about the different areas he visited to visualize the impact of the rising sea level.
In the final part of his tour of the exhibition Rising Tide, Kadir van Lohuizen stays close to home. He talks about the consequences of the climate crisis for The Netherlands, which for many people seems like something far away. Is that justified if the sea level can rise 1 to 3 meters?
Located between Fiji and Hawaii, Kiribas was the first place where Kadir was uncomfortably confronted with the rising water. Because the atolls are no more than one to one and a half meters above sea level, residents cannot move in the event of a storm.
Kadir's research into the consequences of the sea level rise brought him to Indonesia. The capital Jakarta is sinking due to the influence of groundwater extraction. At the same time, the water level rises. What does the future hold for a city that seems doomed?
In Miami, located directly on the Atlantic Ocean in the US state of Florida, residents don't seem to realize how vulnerable their living environment is. Will a wake-up call be needed to turn the tide?
The third part of the tour takes us to England. Kadir shows that the effects of sea level rise are also visible close to home: because of the rising water, two to three meters of the English coastline disappear every year.
The second part of the tour takes us to Bangladesh, the first place Kadir visited to visualize the consequences of the rising sea level. Kadir shows how the people of Bangladesh lose their country due to climate change.
The starting point of the exhibition and this tour is Greenland, where the ice sheet is melting. This is one of the reasons for the rise in sea level. Kadir shows that the situation in Greenland is both magically beautiful and unbelievably dramatic.