"Climate Change in Our World” an exhibition of large-scale color photographs on extended display in Boston until January 2, 2014.
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.”
The exhibit will run through the Holidays and close on January 2, 2014.
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. 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 and the Natural Resources Defense Council and 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,” which highlights how scientists learn about climate change, and includes inspiration from kids taking action in the films “Young Voices for the Planet.” 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 (Dawn Publications), and 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/director of the films.
Polar Thaw Climate Exhibit
"Polar Thaw" a 30-print exhibit of photographs
from locations of Arctic and Antarctic climate warming, opened spring
2000 at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington
DC. It has also been exhibited at the Science Museum of Minnesota, and
is at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago during fall 2003
This exhibit, with detailed, informative captions, is
available for display in museums, science centers, public libraries, and
other funded venues. For more information, see the "Polar
Thaw" information page or visit
National Science Foundation icebreaker Nathaniel B. Palmer
cruises at dusk in the Antarctic Peninsula, on a study of disintegrating
ice shelves. Print from "Polar Thaw" exhibit (see
Caribou of the Porcupine Herd in the U.S. Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, during their annual migration. This herd and other large mammals are threatened by changes to arctic ecosystems due to the warmest temperatures in at least 400 years. Print from "Polar Thaw" exhibit.
POLAR THAW: Global Warming in the Arctic and Antarctic
- An exhibit on early yet powerful effects of climate change in the
- Thirty large color prints, mounted, captioned, and ready to hang.
- For science museums, technology centers, and other public venues.
- Sponsored by Natural Resources Defense Council. http://www.nrdc.org/globalWarming/polar/polarinx.asp
- First shown at American Association for the Advancement of Science
Washington D.C., spring 2000.
For details on how to lease this exhibit, see below and contact Gary Braasch, email@example.com
Background to the exhibit and the facts of climate change at the poles.
The last years of the 20th Century were the warmest years
of the past thousand, and the first years of the 21st continue a long-term
trend toward a much warmer climate. Scientists report that since the mid
1970s, the average global surface temperature has increased at a rate
of more than .2° C per decade.
The IPCC international science study of climate change
predicts readings will be 2-6° C higher by 2100 if emissions of heat
trapping industrial gases are not reduced. By comparison, the world has
warmed by 5 - 9° C since the depths of the last ice age, about 18,000
years ago. The same climate models predictive of temperature rise also
show the atmosphere heating faster at the poles than other places on the
The polar regions have been terra incognita for
scientists and the holy grail for explorers since the 16th century. Although
the days of Hudson, Cook, Shackleton, Amudsen, Byrd, Nansen and Peary
are gone, the quest for knowledge in these forbidding climes has not ended.
New mysteries such as climate changes have drawn scientists to the high
Photographs from the World View of Global Warming are available for license to publications needing science photography, environmental groups and agencies, and other uses. Stock photography and assignments available.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Gary Braasch Photography (503) 860-1228.
Use of photographs in any manner, in part or whole, without permission is prohibited by US copyright law. These photographs are registered with the US Copyright Office and are not in the Public Domain.