“To live in Seattle is to exist, perpetually, in the bargaining stage of grief. From October through May, generally speaking, it drizzles. Every day. This past fall and winter, we broke a 122-year-old record for rain and had only three sunny, mild days in six...
We Should Never Have Called It Earth

We Should Never Have Called It Earth

“To be a climate scientist is to be an active participant in a slow-motion horror story. These are scary tales to tell children around the campfire. We are the perfect, willfully na├»ve victims: We were warned, and we did it anyway. Dark fairytales, of course,...
Earth Works: Mapping the Anthropocene

Earth Works: Mapping the Anthropocene

Artist Justin Guariglia partnered with the NASA project Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) and Operation IceBridge in 2015 and 2016 to photograph Greenland’s deteriorating ice from airplanes used for scientific survey flights. The artist has developed a special...
National Parks 2050

National Parks 2050

Artist Hannah Rothstein‘s work is resonating especially strong today as wildfires blaze along western North America, and smoke obscures our view of just about everything. Thousands of people in B.C. (in Canada) have been evacuated from their homes, and much of...

Western Flag

For Earth Day, 2017, Irish artist John Gerrard created a virtual “flag” made of oil at the Spindletop site in Texas where oil was first drilled in the United States, in 1901. Spindletop became the birth place of oil companies Gulf Oil and Texaco which...

An embrace in the trees

The Hawaiian artist known as Hula painted a portrait on fire scarred trees here in the Pacific Northwest to call attention to climate change. The work is titled “Puliki”, which means “to embrace” in Hawaiian. Puliki was a woman embracing the...