Climate Museum Panel: National Climate Assessment Reorientation Toward Environmental Justice and Visual Art
Climate Museum event features an interdisciplinary panel to explore the report’s unprecedented shift and the power of the arts to usher in a wider cultural shift
Panel about the U.S. government’s changing approach to understanding the climate crisis, and the breakthrough significance of a federal climate report combining science, social justice, and art.
Every 4 years, the U.S. government releases the National Climate Assessment – a report that provides a scientific foundation for policymakers, researchers, and community leaders to make informed decisions toward a climate-safe future.
The Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5) prominently features through lines of environmental justice and visual art. As part of NCA5’s Art x Climate project, selected works from dozens of artists of all ages are included throughout the 2023 report.
What does the institutionalization of art and justice mean for how we respond to climate change—both in the U.S. and beyond? This panel will explore NCA5’s findings, its justice reorientation, and the power of the arts to usher in a wider cultural shift.
- Mark Chambers, climate policy leader, social justice advocate, and architect; VP of Partnerships at Elemental Excelerator
- Allison Crimmins, climate scientist and Director of the Fifth National Climate Assessment
- Michael O. Snyder, photographer and filmmaker documenting the climate crisis and related social-environmental issues
Moderated by Anais Reyes, Senior Exhibitions Associate at the Climate Museum