Mikiko is a German-Japanese artist who lives in London, UK. She creates fun comics about her daily life with her boyfriend and cat named Emi, who is probably her “favorite thing in the world”. It doesn’t sound very exciting at first, but this artist demonstrates how it is the little things in life that should matter. All of us should cherish moments like these that we usually take for granted.
While growing up, Mikiko moved around a lot. “I was born in Tokyo and grew up in Hong Kong, Germany, Japan, and Belgium, so manga (Japanese comics) were a way for me to connect to home. I always drew, but at age 12 I read my first Shonen Jump magazine (action adventure!) and decided, that’s what I wanted to do as a job.”
Because of her bubbly and cheerful personality, the artist finds inspiration for her comics everywhere. “Mainly people, music, and life in general. Other artists too of course! People are so creative and funny, it’s inspiring.”
Our climate is changing around us faster than predicted. From more frequent and extreme storms to unprecedented heatwaves, we’re indeed feeling the impacts of human-caused global warming. The icebergs are melting, various locations are experiencing greater flooding, wildfires are happening more frequently, and so on.
Specifically, scientists have studied past climate changes to understand the factors that can cause the planet to warm or cool. The big ones are changes in solar energy, ocean circulation, volcanic activity as well as the number of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Thus, they have each played a role at times. However, human activities are not an exception since it is believed to be main contributors to such increases in average global temperatures
And although we’re all concerned about climate change when it looks like a problem for future generations, we still ask ourselves, ‘will climate change even affect me?’ No matter what we care about, climate change is already affecting our world today. While we still have time to limit the worst impact, we have collected 15 great reasons to start acting now.
These photos illustrate the state of the planet and our climate, as it has changed over the past decade. They reveal how much seriously we must consider the climate change issues!
#1 Climate change weakens forests
#2 Beach erosion
#3 Worsening drought
Study says the current California drought is the worst in 1,200 years. Warmer temperatures are worsening droughts.