A climate mural for our times

Ivanov, Gennadiy, Osborn, Timothy ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8425-6799, Taylor, Michael ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3473-3478, Davies, Trevor, Pomeroy, John and Waters, Alan (2023) A climate mural for our times. One Earth, 6 (12). pp. 1628-1630. ISSN 2590-3322

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The impact of Anthropogenic climate change is pervasive across all major ecological and human systems. Without urgent action to mitigate the emissions that drive warming, society will overshoot the 1.5 C global temperature mark and ultimately cause much of the global cryosphere, such as mountain glaciers, to melt. The result- ing sea level rise would impose significant socio-ecological burdens, from flooding to habitat loss. In A Climate Mural of Our Times, artist Gennadiy Ivanov, working together with climate scientists from the Universities of East Anglia and Saskatche- wan, illustrates the interactions between climate, sea level, and society in the context of the Norfolk coastline and city of Norwich. Warming stripes in the sky illustrate two possible climate futures, one leading to a sustainable green future and the other where we continue to strongly emit CO2 resulting in damaging climate change. This artwork inspires viewers to think deeply and seriously about which future we should choose and calls for cross-community collaborations—among policymakers, scientists, and every one of us—to work together to navigate toward a habitable future.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: Artwork selection and curatorial statement provided by Gennadiy Ivanov and the University of East Anglia. The artwork is a collaboration between Norwich City Council, Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia, the Transitions Art-Science Project on Climate Change, and Global Water Futures. Acknowledgements to Gennadiy V. Ivanov MAFA, artist, Norwich, UK; Professor John W. Pomeroy, Director Global Water Futures, University of Saskatchewan; Professor Trevor D. Davies, Former Director Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia; Professor Timothy J. Osborn, Director Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia; Dr. Michael Taylor, Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia; and Councillor Alan Waters, former leader of Norwich City Council, UK. To learn more about this artist and his work, please visit http://www.climatetransitions.co.uk. To learn more about the mural, please visit https://crudata.uea.ac.uk/cru/climate-mural/. The author declares no competing interests.
Uncontrolled Keywords: environmental science(all),earth and planetary sciences (miscellaneous),sdg 17 - partnerships for the goals,sdg 13 - climate action ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2300
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Water Security Research Centre
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Climatic Research Unit
University of East Anglia Schools > Faculty of Science > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2023 02:21
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2024 03:19
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/94032
DOI: 10.1016/j.oneear.2023.11.010

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