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Exhibit Features Art Of Climate Change Science

Exhibit Features Art Of Climate Change Science

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Tatiana Sizonenko, art curator

Alexander Gershunov, science consultant

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Photo credit: Courtesy Photo

A photo of a marble sculpture by Lileane Peebles titled Tipping Point, 2016.

Climate change science and art collide in a new exhibit that opens this weekend at the San Diego Central Library.

"Weather on Steroids" brings artists and scientists together for an exhibit that features mosaics, photographs and art installations that illustrate the effects of climate change through art.

“Artists are arguably the most effective at communicating complex ideas on many levels,” said Alexander Gershunov, a research meteorologist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, in a press release. “Climate change impacts us all but it is broadly misunderstood, partly due to scientists not effectively communicating the results of their research to the public. I'm so happy that the collaboration of art and climate science has resulted in a meaningful, timely and beautiful exhibition.”

Gershunov worked with artist Oscar Romo to create a globe-shaped sculpture using recycled materials to portray the meteorological weather pattern known as atmospheric rivers, which become more extreme as the planet warms.

Tatiana Sizonenko, the exhibit's curator and Alexander Gershunov, research meteorologist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, preview the exhibit Thursday on Midday Edition.

Weather on Steroids

When: June 10- Sept 3

Where: San Diego Central Library

Cost: Free

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