Mercy me

Whoa, ah, mercy mercy me Oh things ain’t what they used to be, no no Where did all the blue skies go? Poison is the wind that blows from the north and south and east Whoa mercy, mercy me, Oh things ain’t what they used to be, no no Oil wasted on the oceans...

The Anthropocene Project

Edward Burtynsky is a Canadian photographer and filmmaker whose work focuses on nature as transformed through industry. In collaboration with Nicholas de Pencier and Jennifer Baichwal, Burtynsky has created a multidisciplinary exploration of the human impact on the...
Separation

Separation

“To this day, subsistence culture is the only time-tested mode of human sustainability on this planet. It is also the way of life that is being destroyed the fastest by civilization. Civilization, which began just over ten thousand years ago in the Fertile...
WaterMarks

WaterMarks

WaterMarks is a series by Paul Harmon, an Australian photographer, featuring landscapes of the Murray-Darling river basin in New South Wales, Australia. This river supported indigenous people in Australia for many thousands of years; then about 170 years ago these...
Start a conversation with climate+code

Start a conversation with climate+code

Climate change is difficult to communicate; for those of us not yet directly impacted by climate change, it’s hard to “see”: we might swelter in a heat wave occasionally, or have to breathe smokey air for a few days or weeks from more intense forest...
Climate Signals

Climate Signals

Artist Justin Brice Guariglia has teamed up with the Climate Museum in NYC on a new exhibit, Climate Signals. The exhibit consists of ten digital highway signs displaying messages about climate change. The signs are solar powered, and will appear across New York City...
The Great Wave of CO2, 2018

The Great Wave of CO2, 2018

Climate scientist Robbie Andrew has updated his graphic based on Japanese artist Hokusai’s iconic painting, to show the wave of CO2 for 2018. Will the wave cover Mt. Fuji this year? Last year’s wave: http://artforclimatechange.org/1373-2/ Robbie...
Scars on the landscape

Scars on the landscape

Dr. Matt Nolan is a geophysicist and pilot who uses aerial photography to make maps. Earlier this year, he was flying over the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge when he noticed a pattern on the tundra. The pattern was the result of tracks left by heavy equipment doing...
Land Use in the US

Land Use in the US

To me, this map is terrifying. It shows the ways that land in the US is used. Notice the tiny amount of land allocated to parks, federal wilderness, wetlands and desert. In a sane and just world, those sections would be the largest. But as we know, the world is not...