• Adrift: Attribution & Responsibility in a Changing Climate

    Author(s):
    Adam Sébire (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Subject(s):
    Art and science, Data visualization, Environmental art, Video arts, Visual arts
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    climate change, Climate change education, global warming, Greenland, sea ice
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/7wd8-2n48
    Abstract:
    What if we could witness our own contribution to the warming climate? And how do we know if we’re seeing the "fingerprints" of anthropogenic global warming on an event? Climate change event attribution is a relatively new field of enquiry. Borrowing a formula from climate scientists Notz & Stroeve, visual artist and PhD student Adam Sébire describes how he was able to calculate and saw off exactly the amount of Greenlandic sea-ice that would be destroyed by his carbon emissions flying economy return from Sydney to document it. The multiscreen video artwork created, AnthropoScene IV: Adrift (∆Asea-ice) (2019) touches upon the disconnects that underly our psychological response to climate change.
    Notes:
    The video artwork itself may be seen at www.adamsebire.info/the-works/anthroposcenes/#anthropoScene4 Citation: Sébire, A. (2019). Adrift: Attribution & Responsibility in a Changing Climate. Flugschriften, 4 (Dispatches from The Institute of Incoherent Geography Vol.1), 27–38. The equation is derived from Notz, D., & Stroeve, J. (2016): Observed Arctic sea-ice loss directly follows anthropogenic CO₂ emission. Science, 354, 747–750.
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    Last Updated:
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