Project: Greenfort, HeHe, and Talen aspire to produce practical outcomes that mitigate global warming and its effects. At the same time, these artists utilize symbols to enhance their mitigation schemes.

Whereas ‘adaptation’ involves developing ways to endure the effects of global warming, ‘mitigation’ involves efforts to actually reduce global warming. Those who promote mitigation share the optimistic conviction that human intervention can reduce global warming and prevent its detrimental effects.

Project: Greenfort, HeHe, and Talen aspire to produce practical outcomes that mitigate global warming and its effects. At the same time, these artists utilize symbols to enhance their mitigation schemes. Greenfort’s temperature adjustment is a symbol of the European Union’s target of limiting the global temperature rise to 2°C (3.6°F). HeHe’s chimney is a symbol of industry’s role in causing climate change. Talen’s conversion of a single sinner is a symbol of an entire society of reckless C02 producers. Create a work of art that uses a single ice cube to represent the possibility of preserving all the glaciers on the planet. Your work can be fact or fiction. 

Research / Discussion: The artists in this section manifest two mitigation strategies. Greenfort, HeHe, and Talen campaign to decrease human activities associated with global warming. Ngo, on the other hand, attempts to improve and increase human activities that reduce global warming, such as strategies that increase the sinks of greenhouse gases. Select one of the following animal species that is threatened by climate change: Emperor penguin, ringed seals, Arctic fox, Beluga whale, staghorn corals, clownfish, salmon, Koala bear, or leatherback turtle. Provide one example of a current practice that human should halt to help this species. Provide one example of a practice that would help this species.