We need to pair climate science with climate art

Apr 02, 2019, 8:22 AM EDT

The hard, cold facts and figures on the impacts of climate change are bone-chilling, to those who comprehend the potential brutality in those stats, but a vast majority doesn’t really feel and empathize with a disturbing future of the environment.

To push climate science and to drive a sense of urgency, climate art could do the trick as it makes things “visceral” instead of appealing to the intellect, writes Scientific American. British artist and filmmaker John Akomfrah’s new art installation, called “Purple,” prepares to take visitors at the Boston Harbor next spring on a journey to the ugly face of climate change through immersive video series.

Miranda Massie, the Director of the Climate Museum, a non-profit that envisions a physical museum dedicated to climate change in New York City, believes that as climate art matures and begins to bring cultural shift, policy changes will begin to surface.

 

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