Big Problem, Big Art
As climate negotiators meet in Cancun this week to discuss how to respond to the threat of global climate change, activists are using a new tool to remind them just how big the problems—and the possibilities—are. In a mobilization sponsored by 350.org, citizens from all corners of the globe gathered together in a series of giant aerial art projects. Many of them were photographed from orbiting satellites.
“These negotiations won’t move until we force political change in individual countries, and that’s exactly what you’re helping to do," wrote 350.org founder Bill McKibben in an email to supporters. "Working together, we can move the world a little closer to the sea-change we must have."
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Photos courtesy of 350.org. By: Ahmed Hayman, Christopher Lund, Daniel Dancer, Dianne Stromberg, Digital Globe, Jeff Pantukhoff, Ana Alvarez-Errecalde, Jorge-Rodriguez-Gerada, Malcolm Land, Marvin del Cid, the Santa Fe Art Institute, and Thami Croeser.
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