Often, when we want to learn about climate change we look to scientists for information, economists for data, or government leaders for policy solutions.
But learning isn’t just a mental exercise. Learning can also be emotional–and that’s where the work of climate artists comes in.
As stated in this article from the CBC/Radio-Canada, “While it's hard to know what effect any one work has on the audience, creators — from authors to filmmakers to visual artists — are making a case for their role in tackling climate change: to engage people's emotions and imagination in ways that straight data just won't.”
Want to test the theory that works of art can move opinion about issues like environmental protection, sustainability, and preserving nature? Take a look at this page full of links in the online footnotes section of The Carbon Almanac. The links lead to artistic inspiration of every description, from all over the world. (On pages 282 to 284 of the Almanac itself, you’ll also find short bios about some influential artists working on climate issues.)
For more inspiration, see and share With Your Own Eyes, our downloadable photo book about climate change.