We aim to increase evidence-based climate conversation by forging innovative relationships between science and the arts.
Why is this important? Global temperatures have risen by 1.27°C since 1880. We have to act now before the damage becomes irreversible.
NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio. Data provided by Robert B. Schmunk (NASA/GSFC GISS)
-15 -10 -5 0 5 10 15 Precipitation Change (%) -0.5 0 0.5 1 >1.5 Temperature Change (°F)
How does this affect us? As temperatures rise, we will face more extreme weather conditions across the U.S. and around the world.
National Climate Assessment 2014, U.S. Global Change Research Program
Why evidence? Data lets us analyze complex social and environmental issues. These maps show a correlation between rising temperatures, a lack of trees and vegetation, and low-income neighborhoods.
Richmond, VA
0% Percentage impervious surfaces 100%
0% Percentage tree cover 100%
Cooler Summer temperature Hotter
How Decades of Racist Housing Policy Left Neighborhoods Sweltering, The New York Times
When art meets science, designs for the future can be visualized. This architectural concept proposes a way to restore the aquatic ecosystem using refuse from the Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch.
en·cap·su·la·ting, Lucy Zakharova & Ted Lu