Join scientists and artists united for net zero

Dates or Deadline: 
7 April 2021

Climate change is a lengthy and abstract phenomenon, and as such difficult to grasp for us humans. We have been wired to react more to the threats we can easily observe. This is why the Nordic’s largest newspaper Helsingin Sanomat created The Climate Crisis Font – an OpenType variable font that helps people see the urgency of climate change in a more tangible form. The font’s weight responds to NSIDC’s (National Snow and Ice Data Center) Arctic sea ice data from 1979 to 2019 and IPCC’s prediction all the way to 2050, showing how the ice is expected to shrink because of climate change based on current forecasts

Please sign this letter to John Kerry from ScienceArtNetZero.org (SANZ). Join our initiative by adding your name to this letter, and inviting colleagues and friends to sign. For additional information and further discussion, please contact either:

We are climate change scientists, ecoartist-researchers, and practitioners (ecoartists engaged with environmental systems change) who share the Biden administration’s vision of an existential and pragmatic race to net-zero. 

Aaron Ellison PhD, Senior Research Fellow in Ecology, Harvard Forest, Harvard University at aellison@fas.harvard.edu

Aviva Rahmani, PhD, Affiliate with the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado at Boulder, CO at ghostnets@ghostnets.com