The cumulative effect is, therefore, financial, environmental and human losses. Galhotra’s project “Who Owns the Earth” aims to investigate changing environments and behaviors to discuss and question the ownership of COMMON resources, including air, water, earth, fire and ether and their free ownership by all members of society; the free ownership subject to change in contemporary times. The artist has used the natural ephemeral medium of cow dung to inscribe the above question in many different sites, starting in Mongolia, to research and understand who actually owns the commons.
Would like to end with BanKiMoon (UN Secretary General) statement about Mongolia
“Here, as elsewhere around the globe, I have seen the human face of climate change.Already, hundreds of millions of people are facing increased hardships. Three quarters of all disasters globally are now climate related, up from half just a decade ago. You must have seen it.”