With each foot of sea level rise, four lines of cherry trees at the Climate Chronograph die.
“Global warming my gluteus maximus,” wrote former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin in an infamous 2013 Facebook post, in which she argued that climate change wasn’t real because it had snowed in her home state in May.
Athletes at the Rio 2016 Olympics will be taking home bits of recycled mirrors, car parts, and X-ray plates in their medals as part of design aimed at sustainability.
The Statue of Liberty is a favorite victim of Hollywood’s climate change disaster scenarios.
Artist Mel Chin’s plan was to film an Inuit hunter racing through the streets of Paris on a sled pulled by seven fluffy white poodles, timing this vision of the Arctic in the French capital with the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in December of last year.
To encourage public awareness of the ongoing role of Antarctica in global cooperation, France-based artist duo Lucy and Jorge Orta launched the mobile Antarctic World Passport Delivery Bureau in 2008 where anyone can pledge citizenship to the southernmost continent.
The billionaire businessman David H. Koch has left his position on the board of trustees of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) after serving on it for 23 years.
HIALEAH, Fla. — When Florida Governor Rick Scott took office in 2011 and appointed Herschel Vinyard, Jr. as the director of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (D.E.P.), a curious rule went into effect: D.E.P. employees were not to use the terms “global warming” or “climate change” in any official communications.
PARIS — In the aftermath of November’s terrorist attacks and the ruling Socialist Party’s meltdown following a strong first-round showing for Marine Le Pen’s far-right Front National party, I glummly went to the Place du Panthéon to see Ice Watch Paris, an exhibition of melting icebergs by Danish relational artist Olafur Eliasson.
PARIS — The balls of Aerocene hang high above Solutions COP21, floating over ecocidal disaster-mongers as they sleepwalk visitors towards a total surveillance state.
Since no world summit would be complete without artistic demonstrations, activists around the globe have created art protesting climate change and corporate sponsorship of COP21, from live tattooing performances to parody advertisements installed on Paris streets.
SVOLVÆR, Norway — “Lofoten is at a tipping point,” a local artist told me the night I arrived on the Norwegian archipelago for the opening weekend of the 2015 Lofoten International Art Festival.