Artists for the earth
Given the enormity of the threats posed by climate change, loss of biospheres, species annihilation and pollution, and the speed at which they are progressing, is it enough just to present the science?
Is it not crucial to convey a sense of urgency, as well as to provide the public with answers about what can be done to avert or mitigate predictable catastrophes?
Museums have the public’s support as trusted institutions, and they have the tools and the creativity not only to deliver the science, but to inform visitors of everyday practices that support the development of a world where all living things thrive in a healthy environment.
Then, through discovery and wonder – what all museums wish to convey – there would also be real people taking positive actions to preserve what museums intended to preserve from the very beginning.