Artists take the earth’s temperature for the World Weather Network – Art | Basel

Robert Smithson's earthwork, Spiral Jetty at Rozel Point, Utah on the shore of the Great Salt Lake (by Daniel Betts CC BY-SA 2.0 via Flickr)

From Iceland to Bangladesh, a new kind of weather station is mapping out the stark effects of climate change…
Climate change is the most pressing issue of our time, but it’s a subject on which artists and writers have been slow starters. ‘The natural world has always been their territory,’ explains Michael Morris… ‘Yet they haven’t been part of the climate conversation in the way they might be. We wanted to combine the knowledge of scientists and the imagination of artists…’