Saturday, 7 February 2015

Climate Week in Sidmouth ......... Face2Face art exhibition

As part of the Climate Week in Sidmouth
Vision Group for Sidmouth - Climate Week 2015

... there will be an exhibition highlighting the work of the International Panel on Climate Change.

Photography at the Parish Church from Monday 2nd to Sunday 8th March.

Open all day: free entry: all welcome.
Vision Group for Sidmouth - Climate Week in Sidmouth ... Face2Face art exhibition

With thanks to both the University of Exeter and the Sidmouth Parish Church.

Last year, the same exhibition was held at Exeter University:

Unique photographic exhibition showcases human face of climate change
9 October 2014

A striking new exhibition, now open in the Forum, presents 12 of the Exeter based (either at the University or Met Office) IPCC authors through a series of striking large-scale black and white portraits.

Entitled ‘Face 2 Face with climate change’, the artwork is the brainchild of Exeter-based One Planet MBA graduate David Mansell-Moullin.

The scientists featured in the exhibition were all authors (Coordinating, Lead or Contributing) on the latest IPCC 5th Assessment Reports on climate change. The photographic portraits are overlaid with fine text from the IPCC reports so creating a multi-dimensional representation not only of themselves but of their work. A year in the making, the project aims to reveal the people behind the science, to raise awareness of climate change and the IPCC, as well as to celebrate Exeter as a centre for thinking and research in this area. The exhibition has been planned to coincide with the launch of the IPCC Synthesis Report at the end of October 2014.

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Face 2 Face with Climate Change

Exeter is now a global hub for climate change thinking. The city, through the combined expertise of scientists from The University of Exeter and the Met office, has more authors involved in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Report than any other city in the world.

This “Face 2 Face” exhibition aims to bring you into contact with these experts and their work on climate change. Twelve of the leading Exeter IPCC authors are presented in a series of large-format black and white photographic portraits. Texts from the latest IPCC Report, which they have been involved in drafting, are superimposed on each face. The “Face 2 Face“ exhibition has been planned to coincide with the launch of the IPCC Synthesis Report on 31 October 2014

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

The IPCC, a United Nations intergovernmental body, was established in 1988 to provide policy makers with up to date assessments of the scientific, technical and socio-economic aspects of climate change. The IPCC does not carry out its own research but bases its assessments on published literature. Thousands of scientists and experts from around the world contribute to writing and reviewing IPCC reports. The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), published in 2014, provides the most up to date scientific knowledge on climate change.


David Mansell-Moullin is a geographer and photographer who works on creative and visually engaging projects that address pressing environmental issues. For the last decade he has been working on assignments in Southern Europe and Latin America. He is a recent student on the international One Planet MBA at The University of Exeter.  

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a United Nations scientific body and is the internationally accepted authority on climate change.

IPCC Assessment Reports are prepared at 5 to 6 year intervals. The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), published in 2014, provides the most up to date consensus on changes in our climate system and the implications for the future. The Report focuses on three major areas:

> Working Group I: The Science of Climate Change
> Working Group II: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
> Working Group III: Mitigation of Climate Change

Selected statements from the IPCC AR5 Reports include:

“Human influence on the climate system is clear”.

“Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, and since the 1950s, many of the observed changes are unprecedented over decades to millennia”.

“Changes in many extreme weather and climate events have been observed since about 1950”.

“In recent decades, changes in climate have caused impacts on natural and human systems on all continents and across the oceans”.

“Climate change over the 21st century is projected to increase displacement of people”.

“All aspects of food security are potentially affected by climate change.”

“A large fraction of both terrestrial and freshwater species faces increased extinction risk under projected climate change during and beyond the 21st century.”

“Substantial reductions in emissions would require large changes in investment patterns”.

“Limiting climate change will require substantial and sustained reductions of greenhouse gas emissions”.


This Face 2 Face exhibition has been made possible by the generous support of:

The University of Exeter Students’ Green Unit

The Students’ Green Unit has been delighted to support David throughout this project.  It enables students to lead changes in environmental and ethical issues, and believes this project supports that process by celebrating the influence of our climate scientists.  Through this project, we envisage that people in Exeter will feel a part of the incredible research that is taking place in their community.  We would like to thank Dr. Dawn Scott and Jenna Richards from Research and Knowledge Transfer for their support of this project.

The University of Exeter Arts & Culture Team

The University of Exeter Arts & Culture team supports, promotes and develops arts and cultural activities in order to deliver a public programme of arts, to increase student engagement and to showcase research.

Putting a face on climate science @ Students' Green Fund

See also:
Futures Forum: Climate change: and Exeter University
Futures Forum: Climate change: perceptions and solutions: a summary
Futures Forum: Climate change: from New York September 2014 to Paris November 2015
Futures Forum: Transformational Climate Science: Conference at Exeter University: Thurs 15th & Fri 16th May
Futures Forum: Climate Change: "It appears the more carbon we emit, the less we want to believe we’re contributing to the problem."
Futures Forum: The impacts of climate change are “severe, pervasive and irreversible” says the latest assessment from the IPCC.
Futures Forum: The national press and the IPCC report... and Climate Change

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