“Climate Change in Our World” an exhibition of large-scale color photographs opens at the Boston Museum of Science on June 22, 2013.
Gary Braasch's photographic exhibition "Climate Change in Our World" begins an extended run at the Boston Museum of Science on June 22, 2013. Each photograph is informed by information from scientific research, showing scientists at work collecting data, and locations ranging from the Arctic to Bangladesh and the Great Barrier Reef where climate change is already having an effect. The show ends with images of some of the actions being taken to reduce global warming pollution and limit the effects of climate change. Braasch, winner of the Ansel Adams Award, has been documenting climate change and its solutions since 1999 in his project “World View of Global Warming.”
The exhibit is visually engaging with five foot high prints whose captions carry the message that the atmosphere is warming rapidly and that hundreds of scientifically-documented effects can be seen around the planet. The images selected for the exhibit are among the most riveting and illuminating from Braasch's project. Many of them have been published in his book Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World published by University of California Press. The prints are augmented by a large-screen digital display of 100 photographs from Braasch's project 1999 to 2012.
“Climate Change in Our World” first was first exhibited at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Headquarters in Washington DC. At the opening of that show, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology Dr. John Holdren -- who was previously professor of environmental policy at Harvard and director of the Woods Hole Research Center -- called Braasch's work the "best example of science art and education."
Gary Braasch is an international environmental photojournalist with wide experience in reporting on and photographing natural history, science and environmental issues. He has written two books on climate change and his images and stories have been published by the United Nations, major news websites, magazines ranging from Scientific American to Vanity Fair, and as postage stamps and iPhone and iPad apps. Writer and leader of 350.org Bill McKibben has called him, “The guy who made global warming visible.”
He will participate in a public talk by a panel of Boston area climate scientists on Sunday June 23, 2013 at 1:30 pm and will give a gallery talk about his photography and climate documentary project at 11:30 am on Monday June 24, 2013. Both events are in the Current Science and Technology stage, open to all museum visitors.
The Boston Museum of Science is at 1 Science Park Boston, MA 02114. Open Saturday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Friday until 9 pm. Beginning July 4 the hours extend to 7 pm Saturday – Thursday. Website: http://www.mos.org/exhibits
This exhibition is designed to travel to museums and public venues, with future plans to expand and update the images and include interactive elements from the climate iPhone app "Painting With Time: Climate Change" developed by Red Hill Studios.
The exhibition “Climate Change in Our World” was previously on display at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Hq Atrium, Washington DC, from November 10, 2009 to April 30, 2010. The exhibit run was extended twice by the AAAS, the nation's largest scientific organization, due to public attendance and to keep the issue in the forefront in the Nation's Capitol. Extended captions for each photo were scientifically reviewed for accuracy by staff of the AAAS. This initial exhibit was made possible through grants from long-time supporters of World View of Global Warming, the Natural Resources Defense Council, AAAS. Scientists, especially the late Dr. Stephen Schneider of Stanford University, were gracious in their collaboration on the caption information,
The AAAS show included a companion traveling exhibit for kids, parents and school groups, “How We Know About Our Changing Climate” highlights how scientists learn about climate change and include kids taking action, in the films “Young Voices on Climate Change.” Images in this 30-print show are from the book How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming are designed to teach and inspire school groups and families. Environmental children's book author Lynne Cherry is co-author of the book and producer of the films.
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