Climate Change

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‘The numbers no longer add up’: artist Olafur Eliasson calls for solidarity as Cop26 kicks off

Eliasson will present a film with activist Kumi Naidoo at the summit on how the worlds of art and activism can help each other curb the climate crisis

Climate crisis warnings—including from Greta Thunberg—beamed onto Tate Modern's tower by artist Jenny Holzer

The travelling installation will head to Scotland for Cop26, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, which starts this weekend

Museums must take action on climate change now—before it’s too late

Cultural institutions have an ethical duty to speak out about the crisis, and are uniquely qualified to empower people to live more sustainably, says Horniman Museum director Nick Merriman

'We don’t know when last orders will be called at the last chance saloon': how culture is feeling the climate change heat

Guardians of world’s cultural heritage must mount the parapet and lead in the climate change battle

Cop26: six eco works popping up in Glasgow (and beyond) for the UN Climate Change Conference

From neon warnings, to flags and polar bears, artists are highlighting the climate crisis

Florida museums close as Hurricane Ian bears down on state’s west coast

Museums between Tampa Bay and Naples face the greatest risk, with a storm surge expected to exceed 10ft in some parts of the region when the hurricane makes landfall

Why I believe utopian climate art can turn environmental apathy into action

Artist John Munro on his pursuit of the Romantic picturesque in depictions of the climate catastrophe

Art collectors listen up—here's how you can actually reduce your carbon footprint (while continuing to buy work)

As the art market’s prime players, collectors' choices are of utmost importance in improving our industry

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After Poussin and Botticelli, UK Parliament is latest eco-activist target

Unesco site is targeted by more than 50 protestors from the group Extinction Rebellion

With the help of fellow Floridians and artificial intelligence, a Miami artist imagines a climate-resilient future for his city

Lee Pivnik’s Symbiotic House, ultimately intended to take the form of a residency and ecology centre, is at an especially creative stage of crowd-sourced imagineering

Environmental art projects led by women-identifying artists receive grants totalling $250,000

Fourteen projects across the US addressing the climate crisis head on received the inaugural environmental grants from Anonymous Was A Woman and the New York Foundation for the Arts

In with the cuffs, out with the glue: Italian climate change protestors chain themselves to chapel banister

The Scrovegni Chapel in Padua is home to masterpieces by the Italian Medieval painter Giotto

Thermal glass and solar power: Helen Frankenthaler Foundation gives $3m to help US art organisations reduce their emissions

The new grants, to art museums, schools and nonprofits in 19 states, represent the second major round of support under the foundation’s Frankenthaler Climate Initiative

Climate activists glue themselves to Botticelli masterpiece in Italy

Officials at the Gallerie degli Uffizi in Florence say that the 15th-century painting was not damaged thanks to protective glass cover

A network of artist-devised weather stations gathers climate change data across 28 countries

The World Weather Network, though variable in its scientific rigour, aims to bring “different weather worlds” into dialogue, as one organiser put it

Constable painting rehung at National Gallery after protestors glue themselves to frame

The campaign group, Just Stop Oil, has targeted famous works at Kelvingrove, Courtauld and Manchester Art Gallery

New dam could drown ancient Iraqi city of Ashur

Having survived Islamic State, Assyrian capital is under threat once again

A brush with... Emma Talbot

An in-depth interview with the artist on her cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Sassetta to Klimt

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by David. Clack and Aimee Dawson. and Henrietta Bentall
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Climate change reveals ancient city in Iraq

Worsening drought conditions have extended the period when the 3,400-year-old city of Zakhiku is above water, aiding archaeologists’ efforts to study and preserve the site

Green is the New Black: a new column spotlighting the movers and shakers making the art world more environmentally sustainable

From industry-wide coalitions to individual initiatives, our correspondent Louisa Buck looks at how the art industry is responding to our climate and ecological crisis

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'The only way to stop the bleeding is to stop writing policies': climate change is making it more expensive to insure art

Global warming’s effects are impacting collectors’ bank accounts, especially in disaster-prone states like California and Florida where risky conditions have become the norm

Art world organisations, galleries and artists helped fund conservation of a Peruvian cloud forest

Over 40 donors supported the climate action led by Galleries Commit and Art to Acres, which will see nearly 200,000 acres preserved

Artist-led campaign urges climate action across California

The initiative A Cool Million, launched by three artist-led collectives, features climate-themed public artworks and aims to preserve one million acres

Rising sea levels imperil French church that inspired the Impressionists, including Monet

Coastal erosion in Normandy means that the Saint-Valery church in Varengeville-sur-Mer may soon disappear

Experience the world as a spider in Tomás Saraceno’s new exhibition at The Shed

The Argentine artist’s first major US survey features an immersive, multi-sensory, 95-foot diameter installation that gives viewers the experience of being in a spider web

In Josh Kline's new film, cataclysm has become quotidian

The artist discusses his new film, which uses analogue special effects to depict a flooded New York City

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Insurance in the age of global warning: how to protect your art against flooding and extreme weather events

As sea levels rise, so do insurance premiums. Here, an insurance lawyer advises on how collectors can best look after their works as natural disasters and wildfires become more common

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Caviar with your crypto? World’s ‘first NFT restaurant’ planned in New York

Access to the members-only restaurant will be available only to holders of limited-edition non-fungible tokens

Exhibitions’ carbon footprints come under growing scrutiny

New reports from Artists Commit, which analyse the life cycle of a show, join an increasingly broad push for transparency and data sharing to promote a more climate-conscious sector