Weather War & Climate Change
Published:2017-03-13 Hits:1092


The Weather War addresses problems faced worldwide due to global climate change. How do we behave to meet those challenges? Do we adapt? Or do we wage war against increasingly aggressive weather phenomena? Bangladesh is building protective walls against coming floods. China shoots rockets into threatening clouds. And in Italy, anti-hail cannons are fired to protect the year’s wine harvest.


In the exhibition The Weather War is held at the Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum, we could follow the artists Bigert&Bergström’s manipulation on weather through actions of geo-engineering experiments. The tornado diverter that aims to stop the tornado and the Glacier Blanket that aims to save ice peak on Sweden’s highest mountain from melting. These works trigger our fascination on what exactly the geo-engineering means in combating Climate Change.


When we talk about Climate Change, when and how it started. China’s fast growing economy today has increased our living standard dramatically,  but the downside of the growth are also very worrying: air pollution, environmental problems and extreme weather disasters. What can we do to improve our air quality? Can we only rely on technology to save us? Why does Arctic ice melting also concern our environment? How does China deal with climate change? Dr. Ping JIANG and the visiting scholar Ms. Iselin Stensdal from Fudan Tyndall Centre joint the forum of exhibition, gave theirs answers to audiences and also had an interesting discussion related to climate change.